Research Background and Interests


My areas of research interest and graduate supervision are the political economy of communication; communication and social change; labour and collective organizing in the media and communication industries; autonomist marxism; digital and communicative dimensions of debt; and call centres. My book, Language Put to Work: The Making of the Global Call Centre Workforce, will be published in March 2017. I collaborate with Greig de Peuter, Nicole Cohen, Kate Oakley and Marisol Sandoval on a SSHRC-supported research project, Cultural Workers Organize. I have translated numerous works by Italian scholars, including Gigi Roggero’s The Production of Living Knowledge: Crisis of the University and Transformation of Labor in Europe and North America, published by Temple University Press in 2011. I serve on the Steering Committee for the Morgan Centre for Labour Studies at SFU, I’m an Associate of the Institute for the Humanities, and an editorial board member of the journals Studies in Political Economy and tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique.