Marian Bredin, Associate Professor

Faculty of Social Sciences




Marian Bredin, Associate Professor

Office: SBH 314
Extension: 4658; Email: mbredin@brocku.ca

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.

Education:
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.

Links:
Transmedia Research Network
Popular Culture Niagara, Memory and Heritage

Marian Bredin