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Student Profile: Stacey Copeland
Communication PhD candidate in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
A queer feminist media producer and doctoral student at Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication in Vancouver, Canada. She received her Master of Arts from the Ryerson York joint Communication and Culture graduate program where she studied with a focus on radio production, sound studies, media culture and gender studies. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University with a minor in English and a specialization in audio production for radio, music and film. It was during her Master’s work that Copeland co-founded FemRadio, a Toronto, Canada based feminist community radio collective. Outside her university research, Stacey is an active nature enthusiast, social and environmental activist, cat person and (not so secret) Canadian indie music fan.
Some areas of scholarly interest include feminist media, oral/aural histories, sound archives, media history, phenomenology of voice, sensory ethnography, and cultural heritage.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University (SFU) offers a strong research community within the fields of Communications, Sound Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. I chose SFU because of the great research going on here from the Archive of Lesbian Oral Testimony under Dr. Elise Chenier to the contemporary sound research of my supervisor Dr. Milena Droumeva on gendered voice in gaming, audio storytelling, and cultural ethnography. SFU has a long history of innovation on cultural sound studies, harkening back to The World Soundscape Project (WSP) in the 1970’s and the establishment of the Sonic Research Studio. I am excited to be a part of this research legacy and engaged scholarly community here at SFU.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH AND/OR PROGRAM.
Media representation plays a crucial role in how we communicate and understand human experience. In relation to this statement, and as a media producer with a particular interested in sound production, my research studies how gender and sexuality are communicated through audio media such as radio and podcasting. I'm particularly interested in LGBTQ and feminist media made here in Canada.
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
I love to teach. The School of Communication has such a wonderful undergraduate student population to engage in research, practice based production work and communication foundations. Assisting with sound based courses such as CMNS 258 and CMNS 159 have certainly been highlights so far. I've also enjoyed engaging in graduate student politics through the Graduate Student Society and the Communication graduate student caucus where I've met some great new friends, faculty and future colleagues.
HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR-FUNDED AWARDS?
SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship, COGECO Graduate Scholarship in CMNS
Contact Stacey: email@example.com