FIMS Profile

Alison Hearn
Associate Professor

FIMS & Nursing Building Room 4032
Phone: 519-661-2111 x81228

University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506

I work extensively on the terrain of media and culture, focusing on visual and tele-visual theory and culture, media art activism, and on the university as a cultural and political site. I am a Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Research in Science and Technology at Simon Fraser University, and have taught at Simon Fraser University, the University of Toronto and Trent University in Canada, and Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. With Liora Salter, I am co-author of Outside the Lines: Issues in Interdisciplinary Research (McGill - Queen's 1996), which explores the possibilities of critical thinking and cultural commentary both within and beyond the setting of the university. I’m currently working on a book about reality television entitled Real Incorporated: Explorations in reality television and contemporary visual culture.