Faculty of Social Sciences


Baxter-Moore, Nick
Botterill, Jackie
Bradley, Dale
Bredin, Marian
Broderick, Sharon
Cox, Terrance
Dun, Tim
Foster, Derek
Gillespie, Greg
Good, Jennifer
Grant, Barry
Henderson, Scott
Joe, Barry
Johnston, Russell
Leach, Jim
Matheson, Sarah
Meneghetti, Michael
Milliken, Christie
Nebesio, Bohdan
Nicks, Joan
Norton, Glen
Sloniowski, Jeannette

Part-time instructors

Boehlen, William
Kennedy, Tracy
Lemene, Patti

Vander Kloet, Marie

Cahill, Bridget

Bishop, Amanda

Lafleur, Penni

Macmorine, Rob





Nick Baxter-Moore

Associate Professor
Office: SBH 318
(905) 688-5550 ext. 4145

BA, University of Manchester
MSc, London School of Economics
PhD, Carleton

Research Interests:
Popular culture and identity; class, nation and popular music; local popular culture; politics and popular culture.

Teaching Areas:

  • Introduction to Popular Culture
  • Popular Music
  • Media Industries
  • Media Analysis
  • Research Methods

Selected Publications:

  • This is where I belong’ – Identity, Social Class, and the Nostalgic Englishness of Ray Davies and the Kinks,” Popular Music and Society, vol. 29, no. 2, 2006, 145-165
  • Recording the War of 1812: Stan Rogers’ (Un)sung Heroes,” College Quarterly, vol. 8, no. 1, 2005, on-line journal at www.collegequarterly.ca/2005-vol08-num01-winter/index.html
  • Reelin’ & Rockin’: Genre-bending and boundary-crossing in Canada’s East Coast Sound,” in J. Nicks & J. Sloniowski, eds., Slippery Pastimes: Reading the Popular in Canadian Culture, Waterloo, Ont: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2002, 217-242.
  • Making A Noise In This World’: New Sounds From Canada’s First Peoples,” London Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 16, 2000/2001, 22-47.
  • Popular Music, Myth-Making and Identities: The Songs of Stan Rogers,” British Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 10, no. 2, 1995, 306-329.
  • Studying Politics: An Introduction to Argument and Analysis (with Terrance G. Carroll & Roderick Church) Mississauga, Ontario: Copp Clark Longman, 1994

Popular Culture Niagara/Niagara Sounds & Scenes



Jackie Botterill
Assistant Professor
Office: SBH 336
(905) 688-5550 ext. 5364

Ph.D. University of East London
M.A. Simon Fraser University
B.A. Simon Fraser University

Research Interests:
Cultural economy; Consumer culture; Advertising and promotion; Status, class, identity and marketplace politics; Consumerism and lifestyle

Teaching Areas:

  • Communication Theory
  • Organizational Culture
  • Cultures of Consumption
  • Mass Culture

Selected Publications:

  • Botterill, Jacqueline (2007). Consumer Cultures & Personal Finance: Money Goes to Market. Palgrave: MacMillan. (forthcoming)
  • Botterill, Jacqueline (2007). 'Artists, Cowboys and Outlaws: Enticements of Authenticity in Contemporary Jean and Sneaker Advertisements', Journal of Consumer Culture, Vol. 7, No. 1.
  • Botterill, Jacqueline (2005). Social Communication in Advertising (3rd Edition). Routledge: New York.
  • Botterill, Jacqueline and Kline, Stephen (2007). 'From McLibel to McLettus: Marketplace Irrationalities and Public Relations in the Age of Risk'. Business & Society, Vol.46, No. 2.
  • Botterill, Jacqueline (2000). Dynamics of Advertising, Harwood Press: London. (With Richards, Barry and Iain MacRury).



Dale Bradley
Assistant Professor
Office: SBH 322
(905) 688-5550 ext. 3180

Ph.D. Social & Political Thought. York University
M.A. Sociology. Queen's University at Kingston
B.A.H. Film Studies. Queen's University at Kingston

Research Interests:
Popular Representation of Cyberculture, Political Discourse of the Open Source Software Movement, Impact of Information & Communication Technologies on Office Culture and Workspaces.

Teaching Areas:
Technology and Culture, Social History of Information Technology.

Selected Publications:

  • (2006) The Return of the Repressed: Cybersubjectivity in ROBOCOP. Invisible Culture Issue 10: The Symptom. Spring 2006.
  • (2006) Scenes of Transmission: Youth Culture, MP3 File Sharing, and Transferable Strategies of Cultural Practice. M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture.
  • (2005) Anarcho-utopianism and the Open Source Software Movement. Canadian Journal of Communication. 30(4): 585-612.
  • (2004) Dimensions Vary: Technology, Space, & Power in the 20th Century Office. Topia. 11(Spring): 67-82.
  • (2004) Open Source, Anarchy, and the Utopian Impulse. M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture.


Marian Bredin
Associate Professor

Office: SBH 314
(905) 688-5550 ext. 4658


Ph.D., Graduate Program in Communications, McGill University.
M.A., Centre for Mass Communication Research, University of Leicester
B.A. (Hons.) Native Studies and Canadian Studies, Trent University

Research Interests:

  • Aboriginal media
  • Canadian media policy
  • Popular culture and cultural difference

Teaching Areas:
Canadian Media Policy, Media and Minorities, Popular Culture Research Methods, Media Analysis, Canadian Television

Selected Publications:

  • (2012). Indigenous media as alternative media: Participation and cultural production. In K. Kozolanka, P. Mazepa & D. Skinner (Eds.), Alternative media in Canada: Policy, politics and process (pp.184-206). Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
  • (2011). Producing Aboriginal television in Canada: Obstacles and opportunities. In M. Bredin, S. Henderson & S. Matheson (Eds.), Canadian television: Text and context (pp. 73-94). Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
  • (2010). APTN and its audience. In M. Bredin & S. B. Hafsteinsson (Eds.), Indigenous screen cultures in Canada (pp.69-86). Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press.
  • (2010). Niagara Falls Indian Village: Popular productions of cultural difference. In B. K. Grant & J. Nicks (Eds.), Covering Niagara: Studies in local popular culture (pp. 45-65). Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
  • (2008). Popular communication and cultural appropriation. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Communication. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Popular Culture Niagara, Memory and Heritage

Sharon Broderick

Office: TA348
(905) 688-5550 ext. 3898


Terrance Cox
Adjunct Professor
Office: TH 137A
(905) 688-5550 ext. 3817

Honours B.A. in English Language and Literature, Brock University
Master of Arts, English Language and Literature, University of Toronto

Research Interests:
Locality and popular music. The “page-to-stage” process. Spoken word to music.

Teaching Areas:
Plurally across the spectrum of arts and humanities disciplines, mostly at university level, but also with secondary and community college experience, at home and abroad. Courses taught include all facets of English Language and Literature, as well as Canadian Studies, Communications, Drama; Film; Music and Popular Culture.

Selected Publications:


  • " 'Cowboyography': Matter and Manner in the Songs of Ian Tyson,” in Joan Nicks & Jeannette Sloniowski, eds., Slippery Pastimes: A Canadian Popular Culture Reader, Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2002.
  • “The Crossing of Borders in Niagara's Popular Musics,” paper presented at convention ofPopular Culture Association, Toronto, 3/2002.
  • " 'Kenny-ing': The Music and Mentorship of Kenny Wheeler,” paper presented at Popular Culture and the Local, conference at Brock, 13/5/2006.


  • Local Scores (self-published, St Catharines, 8/1996; re-issued by Cyclops Press, Winnipeg, 9/2000) [spoken word with music, CD, 63 mins.]
  • Radio & Other Miracles (Signature Editions, Winnipeg, 12/2001) [112 pp.]
  • Simultaneous Translation (self-published, distributed by Signature Editions, Winnipeg, 5/2005) [spoken word with music, CD, 52 mins.]

View Terrance Cox's CV

Tim Dun
Associate Professor

Office: SBH 313
(905) 688-5550 ext. 5365

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies,
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
Master of Arts in Communication Studies,
University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA.

Research Interests:

  • Intergenerational Family Relationships
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Conflict
  • Communication Theory

Teaching Areas:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Group Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Negotiation and Conflict
  • Gender and Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Public Speaking

Selected Publications:

  • Dun, T. (2010). Turning points in parent-grandparent relationships during the start of a new generation. Journal of Family Communication, 10, 196-210.
  • Sahlstein, E. & Dun, T. (2008). “I wanted time to myself and he wanted to be together all the time”: Managing autonomy-connection during relational termination. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, 9, 37-45.
  • Dun, T. (2008). Communication and self-expansion: Perceptions of changes in the self due to a close relationship. Interpersona, 2, 101-124.
  • Sillars, A., Leonard, K. E., Roberts, L. J., & Dun, T. (2002). Cognition and communication during marital conflict: How alcohol affects subjective coding of interaction in aggressive and nonaggressive couples. In P. Noller & J. A. Feeney (Eds.), Understanding marriage: Developments in the study of couple interaction (pp. 85-112). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Baxter, L. A., Dun, T., & Sahlstein, E. (2001). Rules for relating communicated among social network members. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 18, 173-199.
  • Sillars, A., Roberts, L., Leonard, K., & Dun, T. (2000). Cognition during marital conflict: The relationship between thought and talk. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 17, 479-502.

Personal Relationships

Communication Studies



Derek Foster
Assistant Professor

Office: SBH 311
(905) 688-5550 ext.

Ph.D. Communication, Carleton School of Journalism and Communication.
M.A. Mass Communication, Carleton School of Journalism and Communication.
M.A. Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University.
B.A. (h) Political Studies, Queen's University.

Research Interests:
Visual rhetoric, television studies, discourse analysis of public and popular culture(s), social construction of social issues.

Teaching Areas:
Visual rhetoric, audience research, language and power, theories of the media, human communication processes, communication of social issues.

Selected Publications:

  • (2006) "Resisting Hummers through Visual Rhetoric" in Ellen Gorman & Elaine Cardenas (Eds.), The Hummer: Myths and Consumer Culture. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • (2005) "Television in Canada" in Paul Attallah & Leslie Regan Shade (Eds.), Mediascapes: New patterns in Canadian Communication. Toronto: Nelson (2nd edition, revised). (with Paul Attallah)
  • (2004) "Jump in the Pool: the competitive and collegial culture of Survivor fan communities" in Su Holmes & Deborah Jermyn (Eds.), Understanding Reality Television. London: Routledge.
  • (2004) "Media and social constructions of Canada's national holiday" in Linda K. Fuller (Ed.), National Days/National Ways: Historical, Political, and Religious Celebrations around the World. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
  • (2002) "Cleaning up the City: Squeegee kids and social cleansing in urban Canada" in Sherry Ferguson & Leslie Shade (Eds.), Civic Discourse and Cultural Politics in Canada: A Cacophony of Voices. Stamford, CT: Ablex/JAI.


Greg Gillespie
Associate Professor

Office: SBH 307
(905) 688-5550 ext. 3160


PhD, University of Western Ontario
MEd, Brock University
BEd, Canisius College (USA)
BA, Wilfrid Laurier University

Research Interests:

  • Non Mass-Mediated Popular Culture
  • Scottishness in Popular Culture
  • Role-Playing Games (Dungeons & Dragons)
  • Sport Culture

Teaching Areas:

  • Introduction to Popular Culture
  • Popular Entertainment

Selected Publications:
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Jennifer Good
Associate Professor

Office: SBH 342
(905) 688-5550 ext. 3707; 


Ph.D Communication - Cornell University
Master of Environmental Studies - York University
B.A. International Relations - University of British Columbia

Research Interests:
I am interested in the places where mass media (television, in particular), materialism and our understanding of/relationship with the natural environment intersect.

Teaching Areas:
Environmental Communication
Mass Communication and the Environment (COMM 4P18)
Environmental Communication for Environmental Communicators (503 - Royal Roads University, Master's in Environmental Education and Communication Program, summer)
Communication Theory and Research
Communication Theory (COMM 2F50)
Research Methods (COMM 2P15)
Advanced Research in Media Industries (COMM 4P14)
Television Research (PCUL 4P23)
Audience Studies (COMM 3P18)

Selected Publications:
Good, J. (2009). The cultivation, mainstreaming and cognitive processing of environmentalists watching television. Environmental Communication: The Journal of Nature and Culture, 3(3), 1-19.

Good, J. (2008). The framing of climate change in Canadian, American and International newspapers: A media propaganda model approach. Canadian Journal of Communication, 33(2), 233-255.

Good, J. (2007). Shop 'til we drop?: Television, materialism and attitudes about the natural environment. Mass Communication and Society, 10(3), 365-383.

Good, J. (2006). Internet use and environmental attitudes: A social capital approach. Environmental Communication Yearbook Volume III, 211-233.


Barry Grant
Office: SBH 341
(905) 688-5550 ext. 3215

Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Research Interests:
Film studies, film genres, documentary film, science fiction, horror, popular music, popular culture

Teaching Areas:
Film studies, documentary film, film history, popular genres

Selected Publications:

  • Grant, Barry Keith. Film Genre: From Iconography to Ideology. London and New York: Wallflower Press, 2007, 144 pp.
  • Blandford Steve, Barry Keith Grant, and Jim Hillier. The Film Studies Dictionary. London, UK: Arnold/ New York: Oxford, 2001, 287 pp.
  • Grant, Barry Keith. Voyages of Discovery: The Cinema of Frederick Wiseman. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1992, 266 pp.
  • Grant, Barry Keith, and Christopher Sharrett, eds. Planks of Reason, revised ed. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004. 416 pp.
  • Grant, Barry Keith, ed. Film Genre Reader 3. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003. 636 pp.
  • Grant, Barry Keith, ed. The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996, 456 pp.



Scott Henderson
Associate Professor
Office: SBH 340
(905) 688-5550 ext. 4287;

Ph.D (School of Film and Television Studies), University of East Anglia
MA (Film Studies), University of East Anglia
Honours B.A. (English and History), Trent University

Research Interests:
Music and Locality, Youth Culture, Popular Culture and Identity, British Cinema and Popular Culture, Canadian Popular Culture

Teaching Areas:
Theories of Popular Culture, Popular Cinema, Popular Music, Youth Cinema, Film Theory

Selected Publications:
“Broadcast Yourself: You Tube, Youth and the Myth of Internet Agency”, in Cultural Production in Virtual and Imagined Worlds, edited by Mary Lou Nemanic and Tracey Bowen. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010

“Canadian Content Regulations and the Formation of a National Scene” in Popular Music 27/2 (2008) pp. 307-315. Cambridge University Press

“Youth Sexuality and the Nation: Beautiful Thing and Show Me Love” in Youth Culture and Global Cinema, eds. Timothy Shary and Alexandra Seibel, University of Texas Press, 2006

Entry on “Great Britain”, plus three additional 800 word sidebar entries on “Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger”, “Alexander Korda”, and “Glenda Jackson”,in Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, ed. Barry Keith Grant, Thomson Gale Publishing, 2006

Chapters on Margaret’s Museum, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz and Map of the Human Heart in Where are the Voices Coming From?: Canadian Culture and the Legacies of History, ed. Coral Ann Howells, Rodopi Press, 2004



Barry Joe
Office: MCA324
(905) 688-5550 ext. 3314/3312;

Associate Professor, Digital Humanities (as of July 1, 2006)
Associate Professor, Communication Studies (cross-appointed)

B.A. (French and German Hons.), University of Toronto
M.A., Germanic Languages and Literature, University of Toronto
Ph.D., Germanic Languages and Literature, University of Toronto

Research Interests:

  • Digital culture and humanities computing geek with a sociological interest in the nexus between technology and humanity.
  • Scholarship of teaching in higher education
  • Inquiry-based learning

Teaching Areas:

  • German literature, 19th-century Poetic Realism
  • Interactive Arts and Science 1F00
  • COMM 2P90
  • COMM 2P91
  • COMM 3P90

Selected Publications:

  • "Teaching: Take 2! The nexus between Hollywood Myth and the Reality of the Lecture Hall" STLHE 2006, University of Toronto, June 15, 2006

Russell Johnston
Associate Professor
Office: SBH 320
(905) 688-5550 ext. 3154

BA (History and Philosophy) McMaster University
MA (History) Queen's University at Kingston
PhD (History) Queen's University at Kingston

Research Interests:
Media history (advertising, radio, print media), popular memory

Teaching Areas:
Cultural industries, history of advertising, sport media, research methods

Selected Publications:

  • with Gerianne Merrigan and Carole L. Huston, Communication Research Methods, Canadian Edition (Oxford, 2012)
  • Selling Themselves: The Emergence of Canadian Advertising (Toronto: 2001).
  • with Michael Ripmeester, "New wine into old narratives: Constructing wine as intangible heritage in the Niagara Region, Canada," p.103-117 in Constructing Intangible Heritage. Eds. S. Lira and R. Amoeda. Barcelos, Portugal: Green Lines Institute, 2010.
  • with Michael Ripmeester, "Awake anon the tales of valour: The career of an urban war memorial," The Canadian Geographer, 53:4 (2009), 404-426.
  • “Partisan Politics, Market Research, and Media Buying in Canada, 1920,” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 83:4 (2007), 917-932.
  • "The Murray scheme: advertising and editorial independence in Canada, 1920," Media, Culture & Society, 27:2 (2005): 251-270.



 Jim Leach
Professor and Director, Interdisciplinary MA in Popular Culture
Office: SBH 338
(905) 688-5550 ext. 3822

B. A. Exeter
M. A., Ph.D. Birmingham

Research Interests:

  • Canadian cinema
  • British cinema
  • James Bond
  • Doctor Who
  • The Real

Teaching Areas:

  • Canadian cinema
  • British cinema
  • British popular culture
  • Cultural theory
  • Film theory

Selected Publications:

  • Film in Canada (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • Understanding Movies (fourth Canadian Edition) (Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 2008) (with Louis Giannetti).
  • British Film (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
  • Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003) (edited with Jeannette Sloniowski).
  • Claude Jutra, Filmmaker (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999).
  • A Possible Cinema: The Films of Alain Tanner (Metuchen, N. J.: Scarecrow Press, 1984).


Sarah Matheson
Associate Professor
Office: SBH 332
(905) 688-5550 ext. 4395


BA (Honours) Film Studies, Queen's University
MA, PhD Cinema-Television, University of Southern California

Research Interests:
Film & television studies, cultural theory, Canadian popular culture, urbanism and popular culture

Teaching Areas:
FILM 3P20, FILM 3P21, PCUL 5P01, FILM 4P34

Selected Publications:

  • "Realism and Community in the Canadian Soap Opera: The Case of Train 48." In Programming Reality: Perspectives on English-Canadian Television. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier Press (forthcoming 2008).
  • "The Cultural Politics of Wife Swap: Taste, Lifestyle Media and the American Family." Film and History. Vol.37:2, 2007.
  • “Ruling the Inner City: Television, Citizenship and King of Kensington” Canadian Journal of Film Studies. Vol.15, No.1. Spring 2006 (pp.46-62).
  • “Projecting Placelessness: Industrial Television and the ‘Authentic’ Canadian City,” in Contracting out Hollywood: Runaway Productions and Foreign Location Shooting. Greg Elmer and Mike Gasher (eds.). Boulder: Rowan and Littlefied, 2004 (pp. 117-139).

Michael Meneghetti
Assistant Professor
Office: SBH 335
(905) 688-5550 ext. 5239

Ph.D., Film Studies, University of Iowa 
B.A. (Honours), Cinema Studies and Philosophy, University of Toronto

Research Interests:

Christie Milliken
Assistant Professor
Office: SBH 336
(905) 688-5550 ext. 4480

Ph.D., Critical Studies, School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California.
M.A., Critical Studies USC School of Cinema-Television
B.A. (Honours), Film Studies, Queen's University
B.A., English, McGill University

Research Interests:
Sex and gender in cinema; sex education film and video, documentary studies, pedagogy and film.

Teaching Areas:
Gender and film, American and international film history, film theory, melodrama studies, introduction to cinema.

Selected Publications:

 Generation Sex: Reconfiguring Sexual Citizenship in Educational Film and Video. University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming.

  • 1969: Movies and the Counterculture, @ Screen Decades: American Cinema of the 1960s: Themes and Variations, edited by Barry Keith Grant, Rutgers University Press, forthcoming 2007.
  • Continence of the Continent: The Ideology of Disease and Hygiene in WWII Training Films, @ Cultural Sutures, edited by Lester B. Friedman, Duke University Press, 2004.
  • The Pixel Visions of Sadie Benning, @ Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: An Anthology on Films About Teenage Girls and Young Women , edited by Frances Gateward and Murray Pomerance, Wayne State University Press, 2002
  • Eroticizing Safe Sex: Pedagogy and Performance in Lesbian Video @ Journal of Lesbian Studies (Volume 3, No. 3, Spring 1999) also reprinted in Lesbian Sex Scandals: Sexual Practices, Identities, and Politics, edited by Dawn Atkins, New York: Harrington Park Press, 1999
  • Unheimlich Maneuvers: The Genres and Genders of Transsexual Documentary @ Velvet Light Trap (Volume #41, Spring 1998)



Bohdan Nebesio
Assistant Professor
Office: SBH 334
(905) 688-5550 ext. 5211

Ph.D. (University of Alberta)
M.A. (University of Toronto)
B.A. (University of Toronto)

Research Interests:
Film History, History of Film Theory, Silent Cinema of the 1920s, Cognitive Approaches to Film Studies, Cinemas of Eastern Europe (Ukraine), Alexander Dovzhenko.

Teaching Areas:

  • Film History and Research Methods
  • Introduction to the Study of Film
  • Fundamentals of Film
  • Hollywood Cinema
  • Classical Film Theory
  • Conventions of Cinematic Realism
  • Montage Tradition in Soviet Cinema
  • National Cinemas

Selected Publications:

  • Historical Dictionary of Ukraine. Co-authored with Zenon E. Kohut and Myroslav Yurkevich, Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2005.
  • Alexander Dovzhenko: A Guide to Published Sources. Edmonton: CIUS Press, 1995.
  • Editor: “The Cinema of Alexander Dovzhenko,” a special issue of the Journal of Ukrainian Studies 19.1 (1994).
  • “Questionable Foundations for a National Cinema: Ukrainian Poetic Cinema of the 1960s.” Canadian Slavonic Papers 42.1-2 (2000): 35-46. (see link below)
  • “A Compromise with Literature?: Making Sense of Intertitles in the Silent Films of Alexander Dovzhenko.” Canadian Review of Comparative Literature 23.3 (1996): 679-700.
  • “Kino-Yazyk: A Study in the Russian Formalists' Concepts of Film Language.” S - European Journal for Semiotic Studies (Vienna) 6.1-2 (1994): 229-51.

“How to Account for Cinematic Experience,” Film-Philosophy 3.35 (August 1999)
“Questionable Foundations for a National Cinema: Ukrainian Poetic Cinema of the 1960s.” Canadian Slavonic Papers 42.1-2 (2000)

Joan Nicks
Adjunct Professor
Office: SBH 316
(905) 688-5550 ext. 4065


MA (with distinction), Institute of Canadian Studies, Carleton University
BA (first class honours), Drama and Film, Brock University

Research Interests:
Popular Culture Niagara: movie theatres, movie-going, minstrel shows; film history.

Teaching Areas:
Film, Popular Culture.

Selected Publications:

  • Covering Niagara: Studies in Local Popular Culture, ed. Joan Nicks and Barry Keith Grant. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010, 376 pp.
  • Slippery Pastimes: Reading the Popular in Canadian Culture, ed. Joan Nicks and Jeannette Sloniowski. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier U. Press, 2002, 347 pp.
  • “Not a Love Story: a film about pornography: Tabloid Rhetoric in Interventionist Documentary,” in Candid Eyes, ed. Jim Leach and Jeannette Sloniowski. Toronto: U. of Toronto Press, 2003, 131-47.
  • “Straight Up and Youth-Television: navigating dreams without nationhood,” in Slippery Pastimes: Reading the Popular in Canadian Culture, ed. Joan Nicks and Jeannette Sloniowski. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2002, 141-57.
  • “Fragmenting the Feminine: Aesthetic Memory in Anne Claire Poirier’s Cinema,” in Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women’s Cinema, ed Kass Banning, Kay Armatage, Brenda Longfellow, Janine Marchessault. Toronto: U. of Toronto Press, 1999, 225-43.
  • “The Documentary of Displaced Persona: Michael Rubbo’s Daisy: The Story of a Facelift,” in Documenting the Documentary, ed. Barry Grant and Jeannette Sloniowski. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1998, 302-17.
  • “Crossing into Eden’s Storehouse.” Textual Studies in Canada 2. (Spring 1992): 85-97.

Popular Culture Niagara

Glen Norton
Part-time Instructor
Office: SBH 333
(905) 688-5550 ext. 4984

PH.D. Candidate, Social and Political Thought (York University)
MA, Film and Video (York University)
BA (Honours) Film Studies, (Brock University)
BA Film Studies (University of Western Ontario)

Research Interests:
History of French cinema; Phenomenological and Existential thought; Ontology of Cinema: Bazin, Kracauer, Cavell

Teaching Areas:
Canadian Cinema; Gender, Race and Class in Hollywood Cinema

Selected Publications:


Jeannette Sloniowski
Associate Professor
Office: SBH 316
(905) 688-5550 ext.

BA (University of Toronto)
BA (Brock University)
MA (SUNY Buffalo)
PhD (University of Toronto)

Research Interests:
Crime fiction; television; film; gangster films; documentary; cop shows; popular culture; popular narrative

Teaching Areas:
Film History; Film Genre (gangster/cop show); Canadian Detective Fiction; Popular Narrative; Fifties film and television; Introduction to Television

Selected Publications:

  • Leach, Jim and Jeannette Sloniowski, eds. Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003.
  • Sloniowski, Jeannette and Joan Nicks, eds. Slippery Pastimes: A Canadian Popular Culture Reader. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2002.
  • Grant, Barry and Jeannette Sloniowski, eds. Documenting the Documentary: Close Readings of Documentary Films. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1998 (sixth printing, 2006)
  • "Home Sweet Havoc: Howard Engel's Niagara in Print and Film," Journal of Canadian Studies, (Autumn 2005) Vol. 39 #3: 85-104
  • "Performing the Master Narratives: Michael Rubbo's Waiting for Fidel" in Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003: 103-114.

Crime Fiction Canada
Popular Culture Niagara

Marie Vander Kloet
Part-time Instructor
Office: SBH 313
(905) 688-5550 ext. 4894

PhD Candidate, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto)
MA, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto)
BKIN, Kinesiology (McMaster University)

Research Interests:
Sociology of nature; Canadian nationalism; outdoor recreation; feminism & anti-racism; Foucault, subjectivity and discourse.

Teaching Areas:
Feminist, anti-racist and poststructural theory; sport sociology; representation and consumption in sport and physical culture.

Selected Publications:

Part-Time Instructors


William Boehlen
Office: SBH 333
(905) 688-5550 ext. 4290

 Tracy Kennedy
Office: SBH 333
(905) 688-5550 ext. 4396

 Patti Lemene
Office: SBH 333
(905) 688-5550 ext. 4290




Bridget Cahill
Administrative Assistant
Office: SBH 344
(905) 688-5550 ext. 4290

Amanda Bishop
Film Coordinator
Office: SBH 343
(905) 688-5550 ext. 3553

Penni Lafleur
Undergraduate Academic Adviser
Office: SBH 309
(905) 688-5550 ext. 5308

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Rob Macmorine
Audio/Video Technologist
Office: SBH 339