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Patrick Gavin

 Room StaB 261
Phone: 519-661-2111 x81575

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

BA: Anthropology/Political Science, Indiana University;
MA: Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University;
MLIS: University of Pittsburgh

Patrick Gavin is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. He is interested in the social implications of changing information policies and practices. More specifically, his dissertation seeks to explicate the modes of thought and institutional practices underpinning the governing of borderzones, with special attention paid to the informational/documentary apparatuses supporting the increasing informationalization of borderzones and its implications on the politics of (im)mobility. He has presented on a variety of topics, including the rhetoric of information literacy; democracy, civil society, and the library; and social media, propaganda, and democracy.

Dissertation Title:Bodies, Borders, and Bytes: A Study in the Politics and Ethics of Informationalized Borders
Courses Taught: Information Literacy for History; Information Literacy; Heroes and Villains of the Middle Ages
Courses Developed: Libraries and Democracies: History, Rhetoric, Action; Political Economy of Information
Teaching Assistantships: Research Methods; Information in the Public Sphere; Political Economy of the Media; FYI: Information and its Contexts; History of Communication