FIMS Profile

Billie Anderson

  • About Me

  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Publications

  • Professional Affiliations

Billie is a PhD student in Media Studies in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies. Her research interests lie primarily in the interconnection between narratives of disability and Hollywood cinema, focusing specifically on the prevalence of disabled aesthetics, tropes, and individual characteristics in Hollywood top-box office films.

With academic grounding in semiotics, film and critical theory, and disability studies, her other interests include the aesthetics of horror, stand-up and sitcom comedy (particularly of “punching up/punching down” humour), the intersection of race, gender, and disability, and mimetics.

Billie grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan and is now living in Toronto. She holds a BA from Western University and King’s University College (Disability Studies and Psychology), and an MA from York University (Critical Disability Studies).

Western University, London Ontario                                                                     Ongoing

Teaching Assistant, Disability Studies

  • Class: Diverse Disability Studies Perspectives

 

Western University, London Ontario                                                                     Ongoing

Teaching Assistant, Media, Information, Technoculture

  • Ran tutorial for Foundations in Media Studies

 

Western University, London Ontario                                                                           2020

Teaching Assistant, Media, Information, Technoculture

  • Ran tutorial for Political Economy of Media

 

Western University, London Ontario                                                                           2020

Teaching Assistant, Media, Information, Technoculture

  • Ran tutorial for Mapping Media and Cultural Theory

 

King’s University College at Western University, London Ontario                          2018

Teaching Assistant, Disability Studies

  • Class: Exploring Disability 

 

Research Experience

Lawson Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario                                              

Research Coordinator, Jacqueline Ogilvie, Developmental Pediatrics

 

King’s University College at Western University, London, Ontario                        

Research Assistant, Pamela Cushing, Disability Studies

 

Workshop Facilitations

 

Disability and Screen Media: The Materiality of Media

X University, Toronto, ON                                                                                            

 

Disability Studies and Universal Design for Learning

Huron University College, London, Ontario                                                              

 

Anderson, Billie. "‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and Disability." FilmCred. 2022. https://film-cred.com/mad-max-fury-road-and-disability/

Anderson, Billie. "Despite its Oscar win, CODA is still a film that depicts deafness as a burden." The Conversation. 2022. https://theconversation.com/despite-its-oscar-win-coda-is-still-a-film-that-depicts-deafness-as-a-burden-180222?fbclid=IwAR3ZX17vWOsLj6hd81i0V6Aaj-8OGzcHmMzD67ZGzdORt90kNlOMmpiLOic

Little People of Ontario                                                                                              

Events and Fundraising Coordinator

 

Canadian Disability Studies Association

Communications Officer