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- PhD (Political Studies): Queen’s University, Kingston.1986.
- MA and BA (Honours) (Political Science): University of Waterloo.
Cultural participation and creative labour; cultural infrastructure and creative cities; creative economy, feminist creative practice and cultural industries; cultural governance and policy; gender, cultural diversity and intersectionality; political communication, communication rights and global trade; research design in cultural policy evaluation.
Professional Positions at SFU
Full Professor, SFU September 2007-September 2021
Associate Professor, SFU January 1992-August 2007
Departmental Affiliations at SFU
School of Communications, January 1992-September 2009; September 2012-December 2015.
Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, September2009-August 2012; January 2016-Present
Administrative Positions at SFU
Associate Dean Undergraduate, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, January 2016-August 31, 2020.
Associate Chair, School of Communications, January 2013- December, 2015.
Chair, Academic Women, January 2008-September 2012.
Chair, Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, September 2008 to September, 2012.
Graduate Chair, School of Communications, September 1997-June 2003; May 2005-September 2005
Assistant Professor, Mass Communications, York University, January 1985-May 1986; Lecturer, January 1983-September 1984.
Vice President Media and Telecommunications, Decima Research July 1989-October 1991, Senior Researcher, June 1986-June 1989.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 1987.
® Schroder, Kim, Drotner, Kirsten, Kline. Stephen and Murray, Catherine. (2003) Researching Audiences. London: Arnold Publishers. 422 pp. ISBN 0340-76274-8.
Anderson, Robert, Cohn, Theodore, Day, Chad, Howlett, Michael and Murray, Catherine eds. (1998) Innovation Systems in a Global Context: The North American Experience. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press. 303 pp. ISBN 7735-1780-4
® Murray, Catherine and Beale, Alison. (forthcoming 2021) BC Cultural Policy (1952-2009). Monica Gattinger et Diane Saint Pierre, eds. Cultural Policy: Origins, Evolution, and Implementation in Canada’s Provinces and Territories. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.
Murray, Catherine. (2015). A Framework for Cultural Labour: Shoring up the Good Jobs, Well Done. Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries. Kate Oakley and Justin O’Connor, Eds. London: Routledge. 427-441.
Hutton, Tom and Murray, Catherine (2013). Vancouver. The New Cultural Economy and its Discontents: Governance innovation and policy disjuncture in Vancouver. The Politics of Urban Cultural Policy: Global Perspectives. Editors: Carl Grodach and Daniel Silver. London: Routledge. 141-153.
Murray, Catherine and Hutton, Tom. (2012) Vancouver: the Enigmatic Emerging Cultural Metropolis. In Cities, Cultural Policy and Governance. Volume 5, The Cultures and Globalization Series, Helmut K. Anheier and Yudhishthir Raj Isar, Editors and Michael Hoelscher, Guest Editor. London: Sage. 310-321.
Nelson, Ross, Duxbury, Nancy and Murray, Catherine. (2012) Cultural and Creative Strategies for Sustainable Rural Communities. In Social Transformation in Rural Canada. J. R. Parkins and M.G. Reed, eds. Vancouver: UBC Press. 368-386.
® Murray, Catherine and Beale, Alison. (2011) La démarche axée sur le lieu de la
Colombie-Britannique: le transfert des responsabilités de la politique et l’autodetermination culturelle (1952-2009). Monica Gattinger et Diane Saint Pierre, eds. Les politiques culturelles provinciales et territoriales du Canada. Origines, évolutions et mises en oeuvre. Quebec: Presses de l’Université Laval. 449-498.
® Duxbury, N. and Murray, Catherine. (2010) Creative Spaces. In Cultural Expression, Creativity and Innovation, Raj Isar and Helmut Anheier Eds. Volume Three: Cultures and Globalization Series, Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 200–215.
® Murray, C. Audience-Making: Issues in Canadian Audience. In Mediascapes, Leslie Regan Shade, 3rd edition, Toronto, ON, Nelson, pp. 83–103, 2009.
® Murray, C. Place-making and Place Taking: Cultural Policy in BC. In British Columbia Government and Politics. Howlett, Michael, Pilon, Dennis, Summerville, Tracey, Eds. Edmond Montgomery, Toronto, ON, pp. 371–392, 2009.
® Catherine Murray. “The Media” in Policy Analysis in Canada: State of the Art. Second ed. L. Dobuzinskis, M. Howlett, D. Laycock, eds, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. pp 525–550, 2007.
Refereed Journal Articles
® Murray, Catherine. (2015/2016). Queering Vancouver: The Work of the LGBTQ Advisory Committee, 2009-2014. BC Studies. No. 188. (Winter) 55-80.
®Gollmitzer, Mirjam and Murray, Catherine. (2012) Escaping the Precarity Trap: a call for creative labour policy. In International Journal on Cultural Policy. 18:4, 419-438.
® Marontate, Jan and Murray, Catherine. Neo-liberalism in Sub-national Policy Narratives: Perspectives from Two Coasts, The Cnd J of Communic 35(2), pp. 315–343, 2010.
® Ahadi, Daniel and Murray, Catherine. Urban Mediascapes and Multicultural Flows: Assessing Vancouver’s Communication Infrastructure. In Race, Ethnicity and Intercultural Communication. Special Issues of the Cnd J of Communic 34(4), pp. 587–612, 2009.
® Murray, Catherine. Designing Monitoring to Promote Cultural Diversification in TV. In Race, Ethnicity and Intercultural Communication. Special Issues of the Cnd J of Communic 34(4), pp. 675–700, 2009.Commissioned Reports
® Gollmitzer, Mirjam and Murray, Catherine. (2009) Workflows and Flexicurity: Canadian Cultural Labour in the Era of the Creative Economy. Report for the Canadian Conference of the Arts and the Cultural Human Resources Council. Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, 60 pp. May 2009.
Murray, Catherine and Gollmitzer, Mirjam. (2008) From Economy to Ecology: A Policy Framework for Creative Labour. Report for the Canadian Conference of the Arts. Ottawa, March 15, 2008. 70 pp.
Murray, Catherine. 2008. Edge Cities: Competitive and Collaborative Creative Economy Strategy for Surrey.
Catherine, Yu, Sherry and Ahadi, Daniel. (2007) Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Media in BC. A report for the Department of Canadian Heritage, Western Region. SFU: Center for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities. 144 pp. Database and report found at <www.bcethnicmedia.ca/>.
Service to the SFU Community: Standing University Committees
Jan 2016-Apr 2020 Member, SCUS
Jan 2016- Apr 2020 Member, SEMC
Jan 2016-Apr 2020 Member, SCEMP
Jan 2015-Dec 2015 Member, SFUFA Equity Committee
June 2015-Jan 2016 Senator, and Member of Senate Committee on Agenda and Rules
Sep 2012-Sep 2014 Elected to the University Faculty Review Council
Sep 2009–Sep 2011 Elected to the FASS Dean’s Advisory Committee
Jan 2008–Sep 2012 Chair, Academic Women’s Association
Jun 2002–May 2006 Member elected to the Board of Governors,
SFU by faculty for two terms, Chair, Academic Operations Committee; member of Executive Committee of Board of Governors.
Jan 2000–Jun 2003 Chair, Graduate Studies Committee, School of Communication, SFU.
Sep 1996–Aug 1998 Chair, Graduate Studies Committee, School of Communication, SFU.
Special University Committees
Sep 2014-Aug 2015 SFUFA Equity Committee, member of VPA
working group on Salary Equity
Sept 2012- Dec 2012 Elected to the Review Committee, VP Academic
2010–January 2011 Member, Curriculum Task Force, FASS.
Feb–Apr 2010 Member, Search Committee for Head
Librarian, VPR Office.
Sept–Dec 2009 Member, Search Committee for the Dean of Continuing Studies
2004 Chair, SFU Board of Governors’ Governance Working Group.
Jun 1998–Jun 2000 Elected SFU Faculty Association representative
on The Presidential SearchCommittee.
May 1994–May 1996 Member of the President’s Committee on University Planning, SFU.
External Community Service
May 2015- Aug 2016 Ombudsperson, New Canadian Media
2013-2015 Vice Chair, BC and Yukon Regional Advisory Board
Fall 2009–Fall 2011 Member of the National Advisory Committee
on Cultural Statistics for Statistics Canada.
2008–2011 Member of Research Advisory Group Canadian Conference of Arts
2004–2009 Advisory Committee School of Journalism Kwantlen
2005 Juror, Vancouver Arts Awards
2000–2007 Member of the Board, Canadian Broadcast Standards Council;
1996–2005 Member of the Board, BC Film Society.
2001–2002 Member, Advisory Committee for the Canadian Cultural Observatory, Department of Canadian Heritage.
1998–2001 Member of the Board, MediaWatch, Research Portfolio.
1998–2000 Chair, Parents’ Advisory Council, College Park Elementary School.
1994–2000 Member of the Board, Lifestyle Foundation for The Women’s Network (50.5% owned by Moffat Communications). The mandate is to research, mentor and develop programs to train women in new media.
1996–1997 Member of the Board, Vancouver International Film Festival.
1996–1997 Member of the BC Regional Board, Canadian Broadcast Standards
1991–1996 Member of the Board, Owl Communications.
1992–1995 Member of the Planning Council, Knowledge Network, Open Learning Agency.
1993–1994 Member of the Board, Professional Marketing Research Society.
1992–1993 Member of City of Vancouver’s Municipal Task Force on the Arts