Matthew Greaves

PhD Student 

School of Communication


B.A. Hons. (York), M.A. (York and Ryerson). M.A. thesis: The Fetishism of the iPad and its Secrets: Interrogating the Ontology of Labour in Empire. Matthew is a Doctoral Candidate (ABD) in the School of Communication and sessional instructor in the Labour Studies Program at Simon Fraser University. IInterested in Canadian history, political economy, energy, technological change and the labour process, Matthew's dissertation examines the development of nineteenth-century Vancouver Island coalmines and the origins of industrial capitalism in what would become British Columbia. His work has appeared in Rethinking Marxism, The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, and New Proposals. He is currently co-editing a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Communication on energy and Canadian communication, out in the spring of 2018.

Rethinking Marxism, International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society.