Daniel Ahadi

Affiliated Faculty

Daniel Ahadi is a Lecturer in the School of Communication and a Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. His research focuses on the development of self and identity within the context of media, migration, globalization, and formation of transnational diasporas. 

Ahmed Al-Rawi

Affiliated Faculty

Ahmed Al-Rawi is an Assistant Professor of Social Media, News, and Public Communication at the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, Canada. His research expertise is related to social media, news, and global communication with emphasis on critical theory. He authored three books and over fifty peer reviewed book chapters and articles published in journals like Information, Communication & SocietyOnline Information Review, Social Science Computer Review, Public Relations Review, Social Media+Society, and Journalism.

Enda Brophy

Affiliated Faculty

Enda Brophy is Associate Professor in the School of Communication and Associate in the Labour Studies Program. His research interests 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. He is the author of Language Put to Work: The Making of the Global Call Centre Workforce. With Lilly Irani, Brian Dolber, Tamara Kneese, Alessandro Delfanti and Jamie Woodcock he collaborates on Platform Organizing, a research project which investigates, assesses, and supports the recent growth of collective organization by workers in the platform economy.

Aleena Chia

Affiliated Faculty

Aleena Chia is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication. Her research uses media ethnography to address boundary work in gaming cultures as structuring categories in post-Fordism, as achievement systems in player communities, and as moral calculations in the new economy.

Karrmen Crey

Affiliated Faculty

Karrmen Crey is Sto:lo and a member of the Cheam Band. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, where her research examines the rise of Indigenous media in Canada, and the institutions of media culture that Indigenous media practitioners have historically engaged and navigated to produce their work. Her current research examines Indigenous film festivals and Indigenous digital media, particularly Indigenous virtual reality and augmented reality.

Milena Droumeva

Affiliated Faculty

Milena Droumeva is an Assistant Professor and the Glenfraser Endowed Professor in Sound Studies at Simon Fraser University specializing in mobile media, sound studies, gender, and sensory ethnography. Milena has worked extensively in educational research on game-based learning and computational literacy, formerly as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Research on Digital Learning at York University. Milena has a background in acoustic ecology and works across the fields of urban soundscape research, sonification for public engagement, as well as gender and sound in video games. Current research projects include sound ethnographies of the city (livable soundscapes), mobile curation, critical soundmapping, and sensory ethnography. 

Zoe Druick

Affiliated Faculty

Zoë Druick is Professor in the School of Communication and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. Her primary areas of teaching and research are media studies, gender studies and cultural theory. Her research considers histories, theories and trajectories of documentary and reality-based media with an emphasis on their intersection with biopolitical projects.

Andrew Feenberg

Affiliated Faculty

Andrew Feenberg served as Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Technology in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, where he continues to direct the Applied Communication and Technology Lab. His books include The Philosophy of Praxis: Marx, Lukács and the Frankfurt School, (Verso Press), Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason (Harvard), and Technology, Modernity, and Democracy, co-edited with Eduardo Beira (Rowman and Littlefield), Critical Theory and the Thought of Andrew Feenberg, edited by D. Arnold and A. Michel, appeared with Macmillan-Palgrave.

Sarah Ganter

Affiliated Faculty

Sarah Ganter is an Assistant Professor at the School of Communication and specializes in the areas of media governance and media policy in the digital era, content industries, comparative and cross-border research. Her expertise includes researching media and digital (policy) transformations, related interactions and their embedding into socio-cultural, economic and political, as well as everyday-life settings. Dr. Ganter’s work is influenced by a cosmopolitan approach to academic work, integrating scholarly work from different cultural, linguistic and geographical academic settings.

Sun-Ha Hong

Affiliated Faculty

Sun-ha Hong analyses the fantasies, values and sentimentalities surrounding big data and AI. By mapping out the historical and philosophical roots of how we think about objectivity and progress, his work seeks to clarify the moral stakes of technological promises. He is the author of Technologies of Speculation: The limits of knowledge in a data-driven society (NYU Press, 2020), which examines the changing norms of predictivity and certainty through emerging technologies of state- and self-surveillance. Sun-ha’s current research analyses the contested legacy of the Enlightenment in modern technoculture. Sun-ha is currently Assistant Professor of Communication at Simon Fraser University. 

Sun-ha Hong analyses the fantasies, values and sentimentalities surrounding big data and AI. By mapping out the historical and philosophical roots of how we think about objectivity and progress, his work seeks to clarify the moral stakes of technological promises. He is the author of Technologies of Speculation: The limits of knowledge in a data-driven society (NYU Press, 2020), which examines the changing norms of predictivity and certainty through emerging technologies of state- and self-surveillance. Sun-ha’s current research analyses the contested legacy of the Enlightenment in modern technoculture. Sun-ha is currently Assistant Professor of Communication at Simon Fraser University.
Sun-ha Hong analyses the fantasies, values and sentimentalities surrounding big data and AI. By mapping out the historical and philosophical roots of how we think about objectivity and progress, his work seeks to clarify the moral stakes of technological promises. He is the author of Technologies of Speculation: The limits of knowledge in a data-driven society (NYU Press, 2020), which examines the changing norms of predictivity and certainty through emerging technologies of state- and self-surveillance. Sun-ha’s current research analyses the contested legacy of the Enlightenment in modern technoculture. Sun-ha is currently Assistant Professor of Communication at Simon Fraser University.
Sun-ha Hong analyses the fantasies, values and sentimentalities surrounding big data and AI. By mapping out the historical and philosophical roots of how we think about objectivity and progress, his work seeks to clarify the moral stakes of technological promises. He is the author of Technologies of Speculation: The limits of knowledge in a data-driven society (NYU Press, 2020), which examines the changing norms of predictivity and certainty through emerging technologies of state- and self-surveillance. Sun-ha’s current research analyses the contested legacy of the Enlightenment in modern technoculture. Sun-ha is currently Assistant Professor of Communication at Simon Fraser University.

Adel Iskandar

Affiliated Faculty

Adel Iskandar is an Assistant Professor of Global Communication in the School of Communication and specializes in media, identity and politics. His latest work addresses the political role of memes and satire and contemporary forms of imperial transculturalism. 

Frederik Lesage

Affiliated Faculty

Frederik Lesage is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication. His expertise is in cultural and creative organizations, software studies, digital infrastructure, co-creative work, and new media. Frederik’s current research focuses on design cultures of digital media and the role skill plays in these cultures.

Svitlana Matviyenko

Affiliated Faculty

Svitlana Matviyenko is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication. Her research and teaching are focused on political economy of information, social and mobile media, infrastructure studies, history of science, cybernetics and psychoanalysis. 

Cait McKinney

Affiliated Faculty

Cait McKinney is an Assistant Professor in the School Communication specializing in sexuality, media history, feminist media studies, and activist media. McKinney's research examines the politics of information in queer social movements, focusing on how these movements struggle to provide vital access to information using new digital tools, within conditions where that access is often precarious. McKinney's research illustrates how information activism by queer and feminist social justice initiatives offers novel approaches to issues of accessibility, data-management, and participation in networked media environments. 

 

Mark Pickup

Affiliated Faculty 

Mark Pickup is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University. He is a specialist in Political Behaviour, Political Psychology and Political Methodology. Substantively, his research primarily falls into three areas: political identities and political decision-making; conditions of democratic responsiveness and accountability; and polls and electoral outcomes. His research focuses on political information, public opinion, political identities, norms and election campaigns within North American and European countries. His methodological interests concern the analysis of longitudinal data (time series, panel, network, etc.) with secondary interests in Bayesian analysis and survey/lab experiment design.

Fred Popowich

Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Fred Popowich is the scientific director of SFU’s Big Data Initiative, which leverages the power of big data so Canada can lead in a digital world. His work connects industry and communities with SFU partners and experts to address challenges and opportunities around data to grow a competitive economy and deliver social impact. Dr. Popowich is a leading computing scientist and seasoned administrator at Simon Fraser University, Canada’s leading engaged university. His other roles at the School of Computing Science have included Associate Director Research and Industry Relations, Director of the Professional Master’s Program in Big Data, and Associate Dean.

Stuart R. Poyntz

Affiliated Faculty

Stuart R. Poyntz is Director of the Community Engaged Research Centre (CERi) at Simon Fraser University and Associate Professor in the School of Communication. His research addresses children’s media cultures, theories of public life and urban youth media production. He currently serves as co-Director of the Young, Creative, Connected Research Network and was President of the Association for Research in Cultures of Young People from 2012-2017.

Katherine Reilly

Affiliated Faculty

Katherine Reilly is the Director of the MA Double Degree Program in Global Communication, and an Associate Professor in the School of Communication.  She researches the role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in processes of economic, social and political development, with a particular focus on Latin America.  She is currently researching citizen criteria for evaluating private sector use of personal data in the platform economy.  This work is being carried out in partnership with digital rights organizations in 6 countries in Latin America.

Maite Taboada

Affiliated Faculty

Maite Taboada is Professor in the Department of Linguistics at SFU. Her research combines discourse analysis and computational linguistics, with an emphasis on discourse relations and sentiment analysis. Current work focuses on the analysis of online comments, drawing insights from corpus linguistics, computational linguistics and big data. Other projects include a study of fake news online and the Gender Gap Tracker. She is the director of the Discourse Processing Lab at SFU.