Marian Bredin, Associate Professor

Faculty of Social Sciences

Marian Bredin, Associate Professor

Office: SBH 314
Extension: 4658; Email:

I am interested in supervising projects in the areas of television in Canada, media policy and popular culture, cultural heritage and public memory, and indigenous peoples in popular culture.

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 Communications and Cultural Policy
Representations of Cultural Difference
Heritage, Tourism and Popular Culture

Teaching Areas:
Canadian Communications and Cultural Policy
Media and Minorities
Media Analysis
Canadian Television

Selected Publications:
Bredin, M. (Ed.) (2013) Media policy in Canada: Sources for critical analysis. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

(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.

Transmedia Research Network
Popular Culture Niagara, Memory and Heritage

Marian Bredin