Tina Sikka

Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Communication

Simon Fraser University

Tina is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the School of Communication. Her current research program includes the study of geoengineering, or climate-engineering, technologies using a critical approach to technology studies coupled with critical discourse analysis. In the past, Tina has studied the philosophy of communication and international relations from the standpoints of pragmatism and deconstructionism. She received her PhD from York University’s Graduate Program in Communication and Culture, her MA from Carleton University in the Department of Mass Communication and her undergraduate BA from Simon Fraser University in the School of Communication.

For more information visit her website.

E-mail: tsikka [at] sfu [dot] ca


Book Chapters

Sikka, Tina (forthcoming 2010). “Multimodal Communication” & “Electricity as Media of Communication.” In S. Poyntz & M. Hoechsmann (eds.), Media Literacy: A Critical Introduction. Blackwell.

Sikka, Tina (2010). “Articulation Theory.” Encyclopedia of Identity. Sage Publishing, pp. 36-39.



Sikka, Tina (2009). “A Pragmatist Critique of Derridian Politics.” Contemporary Pragmatism, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 87-129.

Sikka, Tina (2008). “Pragmatics, Poststructuralism, and Hermeneutics: An Examination of Discursive-Consensus Formation and its Ethical Implications.” Journal of Pragmatics, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 337-243.

Sikka, Tina (2008). “Ballistic Missile Defense and Articulation Theory: An Analysis of Technology using a Cultural Studies Approach.” Journal of Language and Politics, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 121-137.

Sikka, Tina (2006). “The New Imperialism: Using Critical Discourse Analysis and Articulation Theory to Study George W. Bush’s Freedom Doctrine.” Journal of Global Change, Peace and Security, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 101-114.

Sikka, Tina (2006). “The Public Sphere, Globalization and Technological Development.” Development, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 87-93.

Presentations and Lectures

“Derrida, Habermas and the Question of Consensus.” Canadian Communication Association Conference, University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Alberta, June 2007.

“Indigenous Knowledge and the Regulatory Discourses of Environmental Risk: Globalization, Biotechnology, and Social Justice.” Canadian Communication Association Conference, York University, Toronto, Ontario, June 2006.

“Discourse on National Security and War.” Media Environments and the Liberal Arts Conference, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, June 2004.

“Technology and the Myth of Progress.” Canadian Communication Association Conference, University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 2004.

“Feminism, McLuhan, and Media Effects.” Console-ing Passions: The International Conference of Feminism and Television, Video, New Media, and Audio, Tulane University, New Orleans, June 2004.

“Technology and War.” Symposium on Conflict Resolution, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, February 2004.