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
ahearn2@uwo.ca
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My research focuses on the intersections of digital media, promotional culture, self-presentation, the credit economy, and emerging forms of work. I also write on the university as a cultural and political site. I have published widely on these issues in such journals as Social Media+Society, Journal of Consumer Culture, and the International Journal of Communication, and in edited volumes including The Media and Social Theory, Blowing Up the Brand, and Commodity Activism. I am co-author, with Liora Salter, of Outside the Lines: Issues in Interdisciplinary Research and currently serve as chair of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).


MIT 204 Mapping Media and Cultural Theory 2006 Fall , 2006 Winter MIT 2200 Mapping Media and Cultural Theory 2019 Fall , 2018 Fall , 2014 Winter , 2013 Winter , 2011 Fall , 2010 Fall MIT 231 The Limits of the 'Avant-Garde': Art and Activism through the 20th Century 2008 Winter , 2005 Winter (2 sections) MIT 3220 The Limits of the 'Avant-Garde': Art and Activism through the 20th Century 2009 Winter MIT 3400 Thinking with Reality TV: Explorations in Contemporary Visual Culture 2008 Fall MIT 342 Thinking with 'Reality TV': Explorations in Contemporary Visual Culture 2006 Winter , 2004 Fall MIT 3933 The University, Student Activism & the Public Interest 2019 Winter , 2016 Winter , 2013 Fall MIT 3952 Students are Powerful: The University Student Activism and the Public Interest 2011 Winter , 2008 Fall MIT 4030 Special Topics in MIT: Promotional You: Exploring Public Presentations of "Self" 2021 Winter , 2018 Fall , 2018 Winter , 2012 Fall MIT 4035 Special Topics in MIT: Promotional You: Exploring Public Presentations of "Self" 2019 Fall MIT 436 Lesson of Luddism: Exploring Techno-Skepticism 2008 Winter MS 700 Interdisciplinary Foundations of Media Theory 2006 Fall , 2005 Fall , 2004 Fall MS 788 On Visuality and Visual Culture 2007 Fall , 2005 Fall MS 9100 Interdisciplinary Foundations of Media Theory 2013 Fall , 2012 Fall , 2011 Fall MS 9203 The Self and Commodity 2018 Winter , 2016 Winter , 2014 Winter , 2011 Winter , 2009 Winter MS 9600 Advanced Theory and Methods in Media Studies 2019 Winter , 2018 Winter PMC 9700 Interdisciplinary Foundations of Media Theory 2013 Summer , 2012 Fall

Panneton, Charlotte. Appropriating Play: Examining Twitch.tv as a Commercial Platform
Master of Arts in Media Studies, June 2019
Supervisor: Alison Hearn
Shi, Kelly (Yinuo). Glocalization in China: An Analysis of Coca-Cola’s Brand Co-Creation Process with Consumers in China
Master of Arts in Media Studies, May 2019
Supervisor: Alison Hearn
Cruz, Trent. Creative Management: Disciplining the Neoliberal Worker
Phd in Media Studies, October 2016
Supervisor: Alison Hearn
Almon, Trevor. The Imaginary Life of Revolt: Alienation, Nostalgia, and the Digital Mediation of the Radical Subject
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2014
Supervisor: Alison Hearn
Viteo, Kayley. Day of the Woman?: Feminism and Rape-Revenge Films
Master of Arts in Media Studies, December 2012
Supervisor: Alison Hearn
Cohen, Dustin. Objet Petit (a)vatar: Psychoanalysis, Posthumanism and the Question of the Self in Second Life Student
Master of Arts in Media Studies, November 2009
Supervisors: Alison Hearn and Sharon Sliwinski
Svec, Henry Adam. The World Can’t Tell You How You Are: The Actors’ Studio, Inside the Actors Studio, and the Performance of Being
Master of Arts in Media Studies, June 2008
Supervisor: Alison Hearn
Shepherd, Tamara. Identity, Embodiment and Subversion in Pro-Anorexia Weblogs
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2007
Supervisor: Alison Hearn
Schach, Emily. Icon of Consumption: The Cosmo Girl and the Commodification of Femininity, 1965-1975
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2006
Supervisors: Alison Hearn and Daniel Robinson