Faculty of Information & Media Studies

Recent FIMS dissertation & thesis defenses

The following students successfully defended their theses and dissertations between July and December 2015.



Eric Lohman, Media Studies PhD Candidate, successfully defended his thesis "'When [S]He is Working [S]He is Not at Home': Challenging Assumptions About Remote Work" on July 3, 2015.

Luke Arnott, Media Studies PhD Candidate, successfully defended his thesis, “Narrative Epic and New Media: The Totalizing Spaces of Postmodernity in The Wire, Batman, and The Legend of Zelda,” on August 17, 2015.

Roberto Leclerc, Media Studies MA Candidate, successfully defended his thesis, “Satirical News and Political Subversiveness: A Critical Approach to The Daily Show and The Colbert Report,” on August 4, 2015.

Brittainy Bonnis, Media Studies MA Candidate, successfully defended her thesis, "Canada: Multiculturalism, Religion, and Accommodation," on October 5, 2015.

Estee Fresco, Media Studies PhD Candidate, successfully defended her dissertation, “Impassioned Objects And Seething Absences: The Olympics In Canada, National Identity and Consumer Culture,” on October 7, 2015.

James Ripley, LIS PhD Candidate, successfully defended his dissertation, "Watching Storytelling: Visual Information in Oral Narratives," on September 25, 2015.