Student Research

The following is a list of published theses from FIMS' thesis-based graduate programs. Also see creative projects completed by Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture students, and the Emerging Library & Information Perspectives (ELIP), open access, peer-reviewed journal.

(Note: hyperlinks are included for theses that were submitted to Scholarship@Western and are now available through Western's Electronic Theses & Dissertation Repository. Those without hyperlinks are not currently available through the e-repository).

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Hiebert, Bradley. Normalizing Masculinity: Explaining Processes, Factors, and Contexts That Influence How Rural Male Farmers Seek Health Information in Southwest Ontario.
Phd in Health Information Science, December 2018
Supervisors: Beverly Leipert and Sandra Regan
Nicholson, Karen. Academic Librarians and the Space/Time of Information Literacy, the Neoliberal University, and the Global Knowledge Economy.
Phd in Library and Information Science, December 2018
Supervisor: Pam McKenzie
Sulley, Abdul. Investigating the Use of M-Health for Learning and Clinical Training by Medical Students in Ghana.
Phd in Health Information Science, December 2018
Supervisor: Isola Ajiferuke
Dalmer, Nicole K. Informing Care: Mapping the Social Organization of Families’ Information Work in an Aging in Place Climate.
Phd in Library and Information Science, November 2018
Supervisor: Pam McKenzie
Frayne, Alison. A Study of Six Nations Public Library: Rights and Access to Information.
Phd in Library and Information Science, November 2018
Supervisor: Kate Johnson
Melis, Rachel. Information Freedoms and the Case for Anonymous Community.
Phd in Library and Information Science, July 2018
Supervisor: Pam McKenzie
Bertuzzi, Robert. Hone the Means of Production: Craft Antagonism and Domination in the Journalistic Labour Process of Freelance Writers.
Phd in Media Studies, June 2018
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Kim, Kyunghee. Cultural Hybridity in the Contemporary Korean Popular Culture through the Practice of Genre Transformation.
Phd in Media Studies, June 2018
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Chakraborty, Indranil. Invisible Labour: Support-Service Workers in India's Information Technology Industry.
Phd in Media Studies, May 2018
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Freier, Amy J.. Exhibiting Human Rights: Making the Means of Dignity Visible.
Phd in Media Studies, May 2018
Supervisor: Sharon Sliwinski
Hambleton, Jennifer. Industrial Stagecraft: Tooling and Cultural Production.
Phd in Media Studies, May 2018
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Naimi, Anthony. Supporting dynamic and distributed decision making in acute care environments: Insights from a cognitive ethnography.
Phd in Health Information Science, March 2018
Supervisors: Nicole Haggerty and Kamran Sedig
Fournie, Meghan. Exploring Quality Improvement for Diabetes Care: A Multiple Case Study of Primary Care Teams in First Nations Communities in Canada.
Master of Health Information Science, February 2018
Supervisors: Stewart Harris and Shannon Sibbald
Loughheed, Janet. A Foucauldian Genealogical Analysis of Healthy Eating Educational Materials in Ontario 1942-2015.
Master of Health Information Science, February 2018
Supervisor: Pam McKenzie
Berg, Selinda. Expertise, Mediation, and Technological Surrogacy: A Mixed Method Critical Analysis of a Point of Care Evidence Resource.
Phd in Library and Information Science, November 2017
Supervisors: Roma M. Harris and Nadine Wathen
Hoad-Reddick, Kate. Pitching the Feminist Voice: A Critique of Contemporary Consumer Feminism.
Phd in Media Studies, November 2017
Supervisor: Romayne Smith Fullerton
de Laat, Sonya. Regarding Aid: The Photographic Situation of Humanitarianism.
Phd in Media Studies, October 2017
Supervisor: Sharon Sliwinski
Del Pino, Alan. The Representation of the Canadian Government's Warrantless Domestic Collection of Metadata in the Canadian Print News Media.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, October 2017
Supervisors: Jacquie Burkell and Pam McKenzie
Mitra, Saumava. Local-Global Tensions: Professional Experience, Role Perceptions and Image Production of Afghan Photojournalists Working for a Global Audience.
Phd in Media Studies, October 2017
Supervisors: Jacquie Burkell and Susan Knabe
Rashid, Shahad. Mapping the Arab Diaspora: Examining Placelessness and Memory in Arab Art.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, October 2017
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Shaheen, Qudsia. Communities of Practice as a Knowledge Translation and Exchange Strategy: A Qualitative Secondary Ethnographic Analysis.
Master of Health Information Science, October 2017
Supervisor: Anita Kothari
Griffin, Darcy. (Not) One of the Boys: A Case Study of Female Detectives on HBO.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, September 2017
Supervisor: Susan Knabe
Schreurs, Kathleen. The E-Writing Experiences of Literary Authors.
Phd in Library and Information Science, September 2017
Supervisor: Lynne McKechnie
Pieber, Darryl A. A Place for Locative Media: A Theoretical Framework for Assessing Locative Media Use in Urban Environments.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2017
Supervisor: Anabel Quan-Haase
Eldik, Tom. Pharmaceutical Direct-to-Consumer Advertising: Analyses of Policy Stakeholders and Supreme Court of Canada Interveners.
Master of Health Information Science, June 2017
Supervisors: Sandra Regan and Margaret Ann Wilkinson
Taschereau Mamers, Danielle. Settler Colonial Ways of Seeing: Documentary Governance of Indigenous Life in Canada and its Disruption.
Phd in Media Studies, May 2017
Supervisor: Sharon Sliwinski
Deda, Erisa. Living with COPD through the eyes of veterans and their spouses residing in Ontario.
Master of Health Information Science, April 2017
Supervisor: Deborah Fitzsimmons
Di Valentino, Lisa. Laying the Foundation for Copyright Policy and Practice in Canadian Universities.
Phd in Library and Information Science, November 2016
Supervisor: Samuel E. Trosow
Elueze, Isioma. Towards Evidence-Informed Agriculture Policy Making: Investigating the Knowledge Translation Practices of Researchers in the National Agriculture Research Institutes in Nigeria.
Phd in Library and Information Science, November 2016
Supervisor: Isola Ajiferuke
Simpson, Stephanie. The Development and Implementation of the Off-Premise Outlet Density Expansion Initiative within Ontario's New Beer Framework: A Case Study.
Master of Health Information Science, November 2016
Supervisor: Sandra Regan
Cruz, Trent. Creative Management: Disciplining the Neoliberal Worker.
Phd in Media Studies, October 2016
Supervisor: Alison Hearn
Fanning, Jessica. Shifting Temporalities: The Construction of Flexible Subjectivities through Part-Time Retail Workers' Use of Smartphone Technology.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, October 2016
Supervisor: Sarah T Roberts
Thom, Jessica. Believing the News: Exploring How Young Canadians Make Decisions About Their News Consumption.
Phd in Media Studies, October 2016
Supervisor: Jacquie Burkell
Campbell, Jaime. Law and Abuse: Representations of Intimate Partner Homicide in Law Procedural Dramas.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, September 2016
Supervisor: Sasha Torres
Jackson, David. Becoming Sonic: Ambient Poetics and the Ecology of Listening in Four Militant Sound Investigations.
Phd in Media Studies, September 2016
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Kjosen, Atle Mikkola. Capital's Media: The Physical Conditions of Circulation.
Phd in Media Studies, September 2016
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Britten, Charlotte. Finding Your Way: Navigating Online News and Opinions.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2016
Supervisor: Jacquie Burkell
Canosa, Sandra. Girls, Rock Your Boys: Female Tribute Acts and the Reclamation of Rock.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, August 2016
Supervisor: Norma Coates
Keron, Catherine. Establishing Female Resistance as Tradition in Country Music: Towards a More Refined Discouse.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, August 2016
Supervisor: Norma Coates
Morley, Briana. Not In "Isolation": Joy Division and Cultural Collaborators in Popular Music.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, August 2016
Supervisor: Keir Keightley
Onaifo, Daniel. Alternate Academy: Investigating the Use of Open Educational Resources by Students at the University of Lagos in Nigeria.
Phd in Library and Information Science, July 2016
Supervisor: Anabel Quan-Haase
Conroy, Nadia. Understanding Collaborative Sensemaking for System Design - An Investigation of Musicians' Practice.
Phd in Library and Information Science, June 2016
Supervisor: Victoria L. Rubin
Fortier, Alexandre. Different Approaches for Different Folks.
Phd in Library and Information Science, June 2016
Supervisor: Jacquie Burkell
Zakkar, Moutasem. Visualizing and Interacting with Social Determinants of Health.
Master of Health Information Science, June 2016
Supervisor: Kamran Sedig
Martin, Kim. Creating Context from Curiosity: The Role of Serendipity in the Research Process of Historians in Physical and Digital Environments.
Phd in Library and Information Science, May 2016
Supervisor: Anabel Quan-Haase
Hawkins, Grant. "Whatever I Want:" Death Grips, Disobedience and the Music Industries.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, April 2016
Supervisor: Matt Stahl
Davila, Richard. No Hay Sólo Un Idioma, No Hay Sólo Una Voz: A Revisionist History Of Chicana/os and Latina/os in Punk.
Phd in Media Studies, March 2016
Supervisor: Norma Coates
Schmalz, Michael. Limitation to Innovation in the North American Console Video Game Industry 2001-2013: A Critical Analysis.
Phd in Media Studies, December 2015
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Fresco, Estee. Impassioned Objects and Seething Absences: The Olympics in Canada, National Identity and Consumer Culture.
Phd in Media Studies, November 2015
Supervisor: Daniel Robinson
Ripley, James. Watching Storytelling: Visual Information in Oral Narratives.
Phd in Library and Information Science, October 2015
Supervisor: Lynne McKechnie
Mumba, Daniel. Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Africa: Investigating Information Access and the Use of ICTs by Women-Owned Enterprises in Zambia.
Phd in Library and Information Science, September 2015
Supervisor: Kate Johnson
Arnott, Luke. Narrative Epic and New Media: The Totalizing Spaces of Postmodernity in The Wire, Batman, and The Legend of Zelda.
Phd in Media Studies, August 2015
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Leclerc, Roberto. Satirical News and Political Subversiveness: A Critical Approach to The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2015
Supervisor: James Compton
Lohman, Eric. When [S]He is Working [S]He is Not at Home: Challenging Assumptions About Remote Work.
Phd in Media Studies, July 2015
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Nzomo, Peggy. Multilingual Information Access: Practices and Perceptions of Bi/multilingual Academic Users.
Phd in Library and Information Science, May 2015
Supervisor: Isola Ajiferuke
Thorburn, Elise. Human-Machinic Assemblages: Technologies, Bodies, and the Recuperation of Social Reproduction in the Crisis Era.
Phd in Media Studies, May 2015
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Colbeck, Kristen. Navigating the Social Landscape: An Exploration of Social Networking Site Usage among Emerging Adults.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2015
Supervisor: Anabel Quan-Haase
Enns, Mackenzie Abraham. Game Scoring: Towards a Broader Theory.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, April 2015
Supervisor: Jay Hodgson
Kamal, Ahmad M. Contentious information: Accounts of knowledge production, circulation and consumption in transitional Egypt.
Phd in Library and Information Science, April 2015
Supervisor: Ajit Pyati
Nabalema, Carolynne. Evidence-Informed Advocacy: Non-Profit Organizations Use of Evidence for Policy Influence in Public Health - A Case Study of Wash Org Uganda.
Master of Health Information Science, April 2015
Supervisor: Anita Kothari
Pollak, Angela. Words to Live By: How Experience Shapes our Information World at Work, Play and in Everyday Life.
Phd in Library and Information Science, April 2015
Supervisor: Lynne McKechnie
Tobah, Selma. Muslim Leaders' Understanding of Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Depression in Immigrant Women and Those Found in Consumer Health Materials: A Discourse Analysis.
Master of Health Information Science, April 2015
Supervisor: Roma M. Harris
Young, Liam Cole. What's in a list?' Cultural Techniques, Logistics, Poeisis.
Phd in Media Studies, December 2014
Supervisor: Bernd Frohmann
Madrenas, Clara. Media Literacy and the English as a Second Language Curriculum: A Curricular Critique & Dreams for the Future.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, November 2014
Supervisor: Amanda F. Grzyb
Rizzi, Katherine. Perceptions about Equity in Public Health: A comparison between frontline staff and informing policy in Ontario.
Master of Health Information Science, September 2014
Supervisor: Anita Kothari
Bayer, Alanna. Evangelizing the "Gallery Of the Future”: A Critical Analysis of the Google Art Project Narrative and its Political, Cultural and Technological Contradictions.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2014
Supervisor: Carole Farber
Benoit, Andrea. Face Value: Beyond the Surface of Brand Philanthropy through Cultural Production of the MAC AIDS Fund.
Phd in Media Studies, August 2014
Supervisor: Daniel Robinson
Garinger, Christine. The Clinic Narrative: A Multiple Case Study of Integrated Knowledge Translation and Equity-Oriented Primary Health Care.
Master of Health Information Science, August 2014
Supervisor: Nadine Wathen
Preston, Jeffrey Michael. Fantasizing Disability: Representation of Loss and Limitation in Popular Television and Film.
Phd in Media Studies, August 2014
Supervisor: Sharon Sliwinski
Richardson, Gemma. (Un)covering Suicide: The Changing Ethical Norms in Canadian Journalism.
Phd in Media Studies, August 2014
Supervisors: Carole Farber and Romayne Smith Fullerton
Spence, Jennifer. Labours Of Love: Fan Labour, Cultural Products, and the Monetization of Fandom.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2014
Supervisor: Susan Knabe
Dineley, Sean. Covers Uncovered: A History of the "Cover Version," from Bing Crosby to the Flaming Lips.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, June 2014
Supervisor: Keir Keightley
Eisner-Levine, Amy. Man Versus Food: An Analysis of ‘Dude Food’ Television and Public Health.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, June 2014
Supervisor: Daniel Robinson
Cedeira Serantes, Lucia. Young adults reflect on the experience of reading comics in contemporary society: Overcoming the commonplace and recognizing complexity.
Phd in Library and Information Science, May 2014
Supervisors: Lynne McKechnie and Paulette Rothbauer
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
Devlin, Matt. Cultivating Better Brains: Transhumanism and its Critics on the Ethics of Cognitive Enhancement Via Brain-Computer Interfacing.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2014
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Campbell, Andrea. Exploring Accuracy in Journalism Stories Reporting on Neuroscience Research Findings: A Comparative Case Study.
Master of Health Information Science, December 2013
Supervisors: Meredith Levine and Nadine Wathen
Hamel, Danielle. The Halifax Pop Explosion: Music Scenes, Sloan, And The Case For A Halifax Sound.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, December 2013
Supervisor: Norma Coates
Macklem, Lisa. We're on This Road Together: The Changing Fan/Producer Relationship in Television as Demonstrated by Supernatural.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, December 2013
Supervisor: Carole Farber
McTavish, Jill. Knowledge Organization Practices in Everyday Life: Divergent Constructions of Healthy Eating.
Phd in Library and Information Science, December 2013
Supervisor: Roma M. Harris
Elias, Gabe. Manufacturing Legitimacy: A Critical Theory of Election News Coverage.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, October 2013
Supervisor: James Compton
Chiang, Sam. Anonymous: Exploring Polemics and Non-Identity.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, September 2013
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Morgan, Danielle. Money, Morals, and Human Rights: Commercial Influences in the Marketing, Branding, and Fundraising of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, September 2013
Supervisor: Daniel Robinson
Allen, Samuel Charles. Treasuries of Subcultural Capital: Three Indie Institutions in the London, Ontario Independent-Music Scene.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, August 2013
Supervisor: Keir Keightley
Svec, Henry Adam. If I Had a Hammer: An Archeology of Tactical Media From the Hootenanny to the People's Microphone.
Phd in Media Studies, August 2013
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Blazevic, Charles. Distinguishing the “Vanguard” from the “Insipid”: Exploring the Valorization of Mainstream Popular Music in Online Indie Music Criticism.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2013
Supervisor: Matt Stahl
Fowle, Kyle. Scary Monsters and Pervasive Slights: Genre Construction, Mainstreaming, and Processes of Authentication and Gendered Discourse in Dubstep.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, April 2013
Supervisor: Keir Keightley
Manzerolle, Vincent. Brave New Wireless World: Mapping the Rise of Ubiquitous Connectivity from Myth to Market.
Phd in Media Studies, April 2013
Supervisors: Edward Comor and Sandra Smeltzer
Mcleish, Claire. "The Future is Medieval": Orality and Musical Borrowing in the Middle Ages and Online Remix Culture.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, April 2013
Supervisor: Norma Coates
Livermore, Owen. The Academic Grind: A Critique of Creative and Collaborative Discourses Between Digital Games Industries and Post-Secondary Education in Canada.
Phd in Media Studies, February 2013
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Zhang, Karl. Semantics-based Automatic Quality Assessment of Depression Treatment Web Documents.
Phd in Library and Information Science, February 2013
Supervisors: Jacquie Burkell and Robert Mercer
Griffis, Matthew. Space, Power and The Public Library: A Multicase Examination Of The Public Library As Organization Space.
Phd in Library and Information Science, January 2013
Supervisor: Gloria J. Leckie
Meier, Leslie. Promotional Ubiquitous Musics: New Identities and Emerging Markets in the Digitalizing Music Industry.
Phd in Media Studies, January 2013
Supervisor: Jonathan Burston
Rotstein, Cari. Online Social Breast-Working: Representations of Breast Milk Sharing in the 21st Century.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, December 2012
Supervisors: Pam McKenzie and Romayne Smith Fullerton
Toledo Ramirez, Gerardo . Because I am Not Here, Selected Second Life-Based Art Case Studies. Subjectivity, Autoempathy and Virtual World Aesthetics.
Phd in Media Studies, December 2012
Supervisor: Carole Farber
Viteo, Kayley. Day of the Woman?: Feminism and Rape-Revenge Films.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, December 2012
Supervisor: Alison Hearn
White, Christopher. "Rap is easy, career is the hard part:" Analyzing success, longevity and failure within the framework of the hip-hop career.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, October 2012
Supervisor: Keir Keightley
Butosi, Craig. Social Net-working: Exploring the Political Economy of the Online Social Network Industry.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2012
Supervisor: Samuel E. Trosow
Baxter, Sarah. Watching High School: Representing Disempowerment on Teen Drama Television.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2012
Supervisor: Paulette Rothbauer
Brown, Brian. Will Work for Free: Examining the Biopolitics of Unwaged Immaterial Labour.
Phd in Media Studies, July 2012
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Lukacs, Veronika. It's Complicated: Romantic Breakups and Their Aftermath on Facebook.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2012
Supervisor: Anabel Quan-Haase
Phippard, Trisha Marie. The (m)Health Connection: An Examination of the Promise of Mobile Phones for HIV/AIDS Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2012
Supervisor: Sandra Smeltzer
Richardson, Christopher. Communicating Crimes: Covering Gangs in Contemporary Canadian Journalism.
Phd in Media Studies, July 2012
Supervisor: Romayne Smith Fullerton
Shelvock, Matt. Audio Mastering as Musical Practice.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, May 2012
Supervisor: Jay Hodgson
Buchel, Olha. Making Sense of Document Collections With Map-Based Visualizations.
Phd in Library and Information Science, April 2012
Supervisor: Kamran Sedig
D'Alton, Louis. A Critical Historical Analysis of the Public Performance Right.
Phd in Library and Information Science, April 2012
Supervisor: Samuel E. Trosow
Feliciano Ortiz, Raul. Watching the games: Critical media literacy and students' abilities to identify and critique the politics of sports.
Phd in Media Studies, April 2012
Supervisors: Carole Farber and Romayne Smith Fullerton
McNally, Michael. Intellectual Property and Its Alternatives: Incentives, Innovation and Ideology.
Phd in Library and Information Science, April 2012
Supervisors: Ajit Pyati and Samuel E. Trosow
Raymond, Justin. Born Again Hard: Transgender Subjectivity in Paul Chadwick's Concrete.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2012
Supervisor: Susan Knabe
Martin, Jenn. Keeping Up with the Virtual Joneses: The Practices, Meanings, and Consequences of Consumption in Second Life.
Phd in Media Studies, March 2012
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Harvey, Daniel. The Invisible Genocide: An Analysis of ABC, CBS, and NBC Television News Coverage of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, February 2012
Supervisor: Amanda F. Grzyb
Asquith, Kyle. Aren't They Keen?" Early Children's Food Advertising and the Emergence of the Brand-loyal Child Consumer.
Phd in Media Studies, November 2011
Supervisor: Daniel Robinson
Lai, Jessica. A Frame Analysis of NGO Literature on Internet Censorship in China: The Case of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Reporters Without Borders.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, November 2011
Supervisor: Sandra Smeltzer
Daubs, Michael. Immediacy and Aesthetic Remediation in Television and Digital Media: Mass Media’s Challenge to the Democratization of Media Production.
Phd in Media Studies, September 2011
Supervisor: Sasha Torres
McGuigan, Lee. Commodity Audience,Commodity Everything: Interrogating T-Commerce in the United States Cable Industry.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, September 2011
Supervisor: Edward Comor
Armstrong, Breanne. Watching You, Watching Me: Representations of Female Fans and Fan Communities in Academia, News Media and Popular Culture.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2011
Supervisor: Susan Knabe
Martin, Channelle. A Black Girl Named After a Plantation: The Case of Tara Thornton and Ironic Racism in Alan Ball’s True Blood.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2011
Supervisor: Sasha Torres
Arntfield, Michael. Hypertext Epitaphs: The Digitization of Police Memorials and Funerary Writing.
Phd in Media Studies, July 2011
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Hiltz, Emily. A Force of Nature: The Maternal Appetite of Good and Evil Women in "Snow White," "Hansel and Gretel," and "Rapunzel.".
Master of Arts in Media Studies, June 2011
Supervisor: Romayne Smith Fullerton
Collins, Mark. Delay and Modulation Processing as Musical Technique in Rock.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, April 2011
Supervisor: Robert Toft
Francis, Meghan Ruth. "I'm your biggest fan (I'll follow you until you love me)": social networking sites, fans, and affect.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, April 2011
Supervisor: Norma Coates
Oliphant, Tami. The Information Practices of People Living with Depression: Constructing Credibility and Authority.
Phd in Library and Information Science, November 2010
Supervisor: Catherine L. Ross
Hunt, Daryl. Terror Out of Context: Jacques Ellul's Technique Applied to National Security Problems from the Red Scare to 9/11.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, October 2010
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Kjosen, Atle Mikkola. An accident of value: A Marxist - Virilian analysis of digital piracy.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2010
Supervisor: Bernd Frohmann
Kosciejew, Marc. Documenting Race and Ethnicity: The Documentary Construction of Racial and Ethnic Identities in Apartheid South Africa.
Phd in Library and Information Science, August 2010
Supervisor: Bernd Frohmann
Afsahi, Nazgol. A Discourse Analysis of Transsexuality Through Three Fields: Expert Knowledges in Legal, Medical and News Texts.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2010
Supervisor: Amanda F. Grzyb
McGeagh, Brendan. From Canada For the World: National Myth and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2010
Supervisor: Sharon Sliwinski
Pedri, Jennesia. The limitations of fidelity in the novel-film adaptation of Peter Pan, Where the Wild Things Are, Alice in Wonderland, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Twilight Saga.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2010
Supervisor: Lynne McKechnie
Wheal, Stacey. What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks?: Exploring Literacy Discourse via 'Net Gen' Adaptations of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, June 2010
Supervisor: Carole Farber
Rogers, James. Killer Vacations' and 'Murder Music: The Discourses of Gay Identity, Consumerism, and Race in the Gay-Dancehall Confrontation.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, May 2010
Supervisor: Susan Knabe
Coverdale, Kara-Lis. Sound, rhetoric, and the fallacy of fidelity in recorded popular music: toward a critical approach to timbral analysis.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, April 2010
Supervisor: Norma Coates
Lewis, Amanda. Towards a model for analysis of microphone practice on rock recordings.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, April 2010
Supervisor: Jay Hodgson
Pirie, Maeghan. Collaborating Dialogues: Filmmaking Practices of Barb Cranmer, Shelley Niro, and Alanis Obomsawin.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2010
Supervisor: Carole Farber
Preston, Melanie. Situating the Stage, Playing the Field: The Politics of Location in Leaky Heaven's Ziggurat.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2010
Supervisor: Carole Farber
Fast, Karl. Human-Information Interaction for Digital Libraries: From Document Repositories to Knowledge Environments.
Phd in Library and Information Science, February 2010
Supervisor: Kamran Sedig
Cornell, Kerstin. The Antioch Debacle: A Corporatist Misadventure in Higher Education.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, December 2009
Supervisor: Sasha Torres
Cwynar, Christopher. Making Canadian music, or making music 'Canadian'? : a critique of Canadian popular music culture during the Rock Era.
Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, December 2009
Supervisor: Keir Keightley
Gao, Yijun. Gauging Public Interest from Server Logs, Surveys and Inlinks: A Multi-Method Approach to Analyze News Websites.
Phd in Library and Information Science, December 2009
Supervisor: Liwen Vaughan
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
Pecoskie, Jen. The Solitary, Social, and 'Grafted Spaces' of Pleasure Reading: Exploring Reading Practices from the Experiences of Adult, Self-identified Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Readers and Book Club Members.
Phd in Library and Information Science, November 2009
Supervisor: Catherine L. Ross
Nelson, Craig Harris. Adult Swim: Reflexivity as an Entertainment Television Brand.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, September 2009
Supervisor: Amanda F. Grzyb
Gerolami, Natasha. The Architecture of a Virtual Library: A Deleuzian Approach to Library and Information Studies.
Phd in Library and Information Science, August 2009
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Ting, Elle. Pax Americana : September 11 memorialization and nation-building mythologies.
Phd in Media Studies, August 2009
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Kipp, Margaret. Information Organisation Practices on the Web: Tagging and the Social Organisation of Information.
Phd in Library and Information Science, July 2009
Supervisor: Grant Campbell
Maina, Charles Kamau. The Traditional Knowledge Protection Debate: Identifying and Listening to the Voices of Traditional Knowledge Holders.
Phd in Library and Information Science, July 2009
Supervisor: Margaret Ann Wilkinson
Carrocci, Lindsay. Representing the Promotional University: Undergraduate Student Recruitment Strategies in Ontario, 1997-2007.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, June 2009
Supervisor: Daniel Robinson
Gladstone, Lia. Locating the 'Act' in Activist Art: Exploring the Pedagogical Possibilities of 'My Life in 5 Minutes' For Feminist Students.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, June 2009
Supervisor: Carole Farber
Murray, Cameron. Multiform Narratives in the Heterotopic Space of Technoscience: A Critical Instance Case Study of a Western Canadian Genomics Research Facility.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, June 2009
Supervisor: Carole Farber
Veinot, Tiffany. Social Capital and HIV/AIDS Information/ Help Exchange Networks in Rural Canada.
Phd in Library and Information Science, February 2009
Supervisor: Roma M. Harris
Luedecke, Patricia. The Guilded Goddess at the Gate: Idyllic Industry, Blooming Myths and Cybersilence in the Garden.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2008
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Noon, Derek Robert. Machines for Living: The Situationist International and Videogames.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2008
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Schmalz, Michael. The Not-So-Long Tail of Digital Play.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2008
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Peekhaus, Wilhelm. Canada's Biotechnology Strategy: Struggles on the Knowledge Commons.
Phd in Library and Information Science, July 2008
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Williams, Sherilyn. Crafting Resistance: Handmade Culture as Third-Wave Feminist Response to Consumerism.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2008
Supervisor: Carole Farber
Young, Alyson. Defacing the 'Book: Examining Information Revelation, Internet Privacy Concerns and Privacy Protection in Facebook.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2008
Supervisor: Anabel Quan-Haase
Black, Toban. Hypermodern Ecological Degradation: An Innisian Critique.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, June 2008
Supervisor: Robert E. Babe
Preston, Jeffrey Michael. Augmented Ability, Integrated Identity: Understanding Disability, Adaptive Technology and the Construction of Identity.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, June 2008
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
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
Lambert, Frank. Rewriting the "Rules" of Online Networked Community Information Services: A Case Study of the mycommunityinfo.ca Model.
Phd in Library and Information Science, February 2008
Supervisor: Liwen Vaughan
Arntfield, Michael. Version 5.0: A Genealogy of Technological Determinism in Modern Law Enforcement & the Rise of the Television Police Drama.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2007
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Kish, Zenia. In the Eye of Hurricane Katrina: How a Media Storm Brought America’s Third World into Public View.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2007
Supervisor: Sasha Torres
Pietrzyk, Kamila. Exit from the Myopic Impasse: Social Movement Strategy in the Age of the Internet.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2007
Supervisor: Edward Comor
Cruz, Trent. Gaming the Good War: Playing World War II Video Games in the Shadow of the War on Terror.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2007
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Zomer, Arielle. Tuning Into CFPL: The Role of CFPL-AM and CFPL-FM Radio Stations in Building and Maintaining a Local Community Identity in London, Ontario 1922-2007.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2007
Supervisor: David Spencer
Timmins, Rachel. Crisis, Collapse, Creation: A Virilian Examination of Technological Penetration and Its Effect on Identity.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, June 2007
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Armstrong, Matthew. Is Terrorism Dialogue?.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2007
Supervisor: Sasha Torres
Davies, Elisabeth. Epistemic Practices of Theatre Production Professionals: An Activity Theory Approach.
Phd in Library and Information Science, April 2007
Supervisor: Gloria J. Leckie
Dick, Maren. Cross-media Youth Programming, Critical Pedagogy and the Case of RENEGADEPRESS.COM.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2007
Supervisor: Carole Farber
Shepherd, Tamara. Identity, Embodiment and Subversion in Pro-Anorexia Weblogs.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2007
Supervisor: Alison Hearn
Swain, Stephen. Mediated Heroism: A Discourse Analysis of the Hero Image of Pat Tillman.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2007
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Ward, Kadie. The Creative City and the Creative Class(es): How they restructure the local in the city of London, Ontario.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2007
Supervisors: Tim Blackmore and Joy Parr
Elias, Rebecca. Democratic Illusions: Mythic Heroism and National Fantasy in Post-9/11 Superhero Films.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, December 2006
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Arbour, Joe. Bring Us Back to the Future, Not Forward to the Past: The Modernist Sensibilities and Postmodern Anxieties of Exclaim! Magazine.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, November 2006
Supervisor: Keir Keightley
Jacques, Alison. The Pretty Accused: Evelyn Dick in the Press and Popular Culture, 1946-2006.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2006
Supervisor: Daniel Robinson
Manzerolle, Vincent. The Consumer Database, Consumer Sovereignty, and the Commercial Mediation of Identity in the United States.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2006
Supervisor: Edward Comor
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
Song, Melody (Chang). Editing Culture: Chinese-Made Movies' Exoticization of Chineseness.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2006
Supervisor: Carole Farber
Micheti, Anca. Epidemics and their Meanings: Representations of SARS in Canadian Newspapers.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2006
Supervisor: Jacquie Burkell
Harris, Rhea. America in the End Zone: Football, Nationalism, and the New England Patriots.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2006
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Kudirka, David. Shooter: Character in Video Games.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2006
Supervisor: Nick Dyer-Witheford
Maskell, Catherine A. Consortia Activity in Academic Libraries: Anti-competitive or in the Public Good?.
Phd in Library and Information Science, March 2006
Supervisor: Margaret Ann Wilkinson
Carr, Ryan. Insubstantial Life: Theoretical Conversations on Media and their Role in Determining (?) Culture.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2005
Supervisor: Carole Farber
Papayanis, Alena. Soldiering for President: John Kerry’s Vietnam Veteran Campaign in the Age of the Iraqi Frontier.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2005
Supervisor: Tim Blackmore
Stevenson, Siobhan. The Post-Fordist Public Library: From Carnegie to Gates.
Phd in Library and Information Science, August 2005
Supervisors: Nick Dyer-Witheford and Catherine L. Ross
Wong, Anna. Representation of the Self in Online Chat Rooms: Identity Play.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2005
Supervisors: Jacquie Burkell and Catherine L. Ross
van der Veen, Jon. Information and the Mind-Matter Divide: Unpacking the Works of Gregory Bateson and Kenneth Boulding.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, May 2005
Supervisor: Robert E. Babe
Luyt, Brendan. Political Legitimacy and the Idea of an Emerging Information Society in the South: A Case Study of the Philippines.
Phd in Library and Information Science, December 2004
Supervisor: Bernd Frohmann
Zeffiro, Andrea. Ready-to-Where?: The Cultural Politics of the Runway Space.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, November 2004
Supervisor: Carole Farber
Kerr, Kate. Living to die': The Culture of Hip Hop Death.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, September 2004
Supervisor: Sasha Torres
Solursh, Catherine. Claiming our Groove: Female Club DJs and an Exploration of Gender and Technology.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, September 2004
Supervisors: Carole Farber and Keir Keightley
West, Peter. Perceptions of 'Anonymity' Online: Exploring the Concept of Anonymity in an Online Context from the Perspective of the Individual Experiencing It.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, September 2004
Supervisor: Jacquie Burkell
Adams, Kristin. Melodrama as an Educational Tool: Children’s Television and the Case of Degrassi Junior High.
Master of Arts in Media Studies, August 2004
Supervisor: Sasha Torres
Rothbauer, Paulette. Finding and Creating Possibility: Reading in the Lives of Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Young Women.
Phd in Library and Information Science, June 2004
Supervisor: Lynne McKechnie
Wathen, Nadine. The Pause in Menopause? What Informs Women’s Decisions to Discontinue Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Phd in Library and Information Science, January 2004
Supervisor: Roma M. Harris
Joyce, Steven. The Discursive Construction of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Identity: How Symbolic Violence and Information Capital Mediate the Coming Out Process.
Phd in Library and Information Science, December 2003
Supervisor: Gloria J. Leckie
Carey, Robert. Narrative and Information: An Ethnography of a Lupus Support Group.
Phd in Library and Information Science, May 2003
Supervisor: Catherine L. Ross
Holmes, Boyd. The Domain of Information Science, with an Emphasis on Contributing Disciplines: 1973-1998.
Phd in Library and Information Science, June 2002
Supervisors: Michael J. Nelson and Margaret Ann Wilkinson
Kofmel, Kim. Adult Readers of Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Qualitative Study of Reading Preference and Genre Perception.
Phd in Library and Information Science, April 2002
Supervisor: Catherine L. Ross
McKenzie, Pam. Negotiating Authoritative Knowledge: Information Practices Across a Life Transition.
Phd in Library and Information Science, April 2001
Supervisor: Catherine L. Ross
Given, Lisa. The Social Construction of the 'Mature Student' Identity: Effects and Implications for Academic Information Behaviours.
Phd in Library and Information Science, December 2000
Supervisor: Gloria J. Leckie
Dorner, Daniel. Determining Essential Services on the Canadian Information Highway: An Exploratory Study of the Public Policy Process.
Phd in Library and Information Science, January 2000
Supervisor: Margaret Ann Wilkinson
Downie, Stephen. Evaluating a Simple Approach to Music Information Retrieval: Conceiving Melodic N-Grams as Text.
Phd in Library and Information Science, September 1999
Supervisor: Michael J. Nelson
Fulton, Crystal. Telework: Change in Information Professionals' Work Through Alternate Work Design.
Phd in Library and Information Science, March 1999
Supervisor: Roma M. Harris
Brown, Christine. The Role of Computer-Mediated Communication in the Research Process of Music Scholars: An Exploratory Investigation.
Phd in Library and Information Science, December 1998
Supervisor: Patricia H. Dewdney
Dilevko, Juris. As the Library Turns: Women, Technology, and Advertisements in the Wired World.
Phd in Library and Information Science, December 1998
Supervisor: Roma M. Harris
Pettigrew, Karen. The Role of Community Health Nurses in Providing Information and Referral to the Elderly: A Study Based on Social Network Theory.
Phd in Library and Information Science, December 1997
Supervisor: Patricia H. Dewdney
Julien, Heidi. How Does Information Help? The Search for Career-Related Information by Adolescents.
Phd in Library and Information Science, September 1997
Supervisor: B. Gillian Michell
Toms, Elaine. Browsing Digital Information: Examining the 'Affordances' in the Interaction of User and Text.
Phd in Library and Information Science, March 1997
Supervisors: Mark T. Kinnucan and Jean M. Tague-Sutcliffe
Wicks, Don A. The Information-Seeking Behaviour of Pastoral Clergy: A Study of the Interaction of Their Work Worlds and Work Roles.
Phd in Library and Information Science, November 1996
Supervisor: Roma M. Harris
McKechnie, Lynne. Opening the "Preschoolers' Door to Learning": An Ethnographic Study of the Use of Public Libraries by Preschool Girls.
Phd in Library and Information Science, July 1996
Supervisor: Catherine L. Ross
Baker, Lynda. The Information Needs and Information-Seeking Patterns of Women Coping With and Adjusting To Multiple Sclerosis.
Phd in Library and Information Science, March 1994
Supervisor: Roma M. Harris
Baron, Lisa. The Effectiveness of Labelled, Typed Links as Cues in Hypertext Systems.
Phd in Library and Information Science, March 1994
Supervisors: Mark T. Kinnucan and Jean M. Tague-Sutcliffe
Wilkinson, Margaret Ann . Impact of the Ontario Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1987 Upon Affected Organizations.
Phd in Library and Information Science, August 1992
Supervisors: Mark T. Kinnucan and David Flaherty
Chu, Clara. The Scholarly Process and the Nature of the Information Needs of the Literary Critic: A Descriptive Model.
Phd in Library and Information Science, July 1992
Supervisor: Roma M. Harris
Connor, Jennifer. To Advocate, To Diffuse, and To Elevate: The Culture and Context of Medical Publishing in Canada, 1630 to 1920.
Phd in Library and Information Science, July 1992
Supervisor: Catherine L. Ross
Austin, Jill. Influence of Cost Consciousness and Heuristic Approach on Online Search Performance.
Phd in Library and Information Science, July 1991
Supervisor: Roma M. Harris
Vaughan, Liwen. Probabilistic Models of Search State and Path Patterns in Hypertext Information Retrieval Systems.
Phd in Library and Information Science, June 1991
Supervisor: Jean M. Tague-Sutcliffe
Luneberge, Norma J. The Social Organization of Birth Control Information in Public Libraries.
Phd in Library and Information Science, December 1990
Supervisor: B. Gillian Michell
Lu, Xin. An Application of Case Relations to Document Retrieval.
Phd in Library and Information Science, October 1990
Supervisor: Jean M. Tague-Sutcliffe
MacDonald, Bertrum. Public Knowledge': The Dissemination of Scientific Literature in Victorian Canada as Illustrated From the Geological and Agricultural Sciences.
Phd in Library and Information Science, August 1990
Supervisor: Janet H. Fyfe
Wolfram, Dietmar. The Application of Informetrics to Information Retrieval Systems Design: A Simulation Study.
Phd in Library and Information Science, August 1990
Supervisor: Michael J. Nelson
Cano, Virginia. Citation Life Cycle: Use of Citations Through Time.
Phd in Library and Information Science, June 1990
Supervisor: Jean M. Tague-Sutcliffe
Tiamiyu, Mutawakilu. Factors Underlying the Use of Information Sources in Government Institutions in Nigeria.
Phd in Library and Information Science, December 1989
Supervisor: Roma M. Harris
Ajiferuke, Isola. A Probabilistic Model for the Distribution of Authorships and a Measure of the Degree of Research Collaboration.
Phd in Library and Information Science, November 1988
Supervisor: Jean M. Tague-Sutcliffe
Allen, Bryce. Bibliographic and Text-Linguistic Schemata in the User-Intermediary Interaction.
Phd in Library and Information Science, June 1988
Supervisor: B. Gillian Michell
Beheshti, Jamshid. Beyond Circulation Statistics: Patterns of Book Use by Undergraduate Students in an Academic Library.
Phd in Library and Information Science, March 1987
Supervisor: Jean M. Tague-Sutcliffe
Rees, Potter Lorna Katheri. A Bibliometric Analysis of Terminological and Conceptual Change in Sociology and Economics: With Application to the Design of Dynamic Thesaural Systems.
Phd in Library and Information Science, February 1987
Supervisor: Jean M. Tague-Sutcliffe
Nicholls, Paul T.. The Lotka Hypothesis and Bibliographic Methodology.
Phd in Library and Information Science, January 1987
Supervisor: Jean M. Tague-Sutcliffe
Dewdney, Patricia H.. The Effects of Training Reference Librarians in Interview Skills: A Field Experiment.
Phd in Library and Information Science, August 1986
Supervisor: Catherine L. Ross
Cummings, Stephen. Angus McGill Mowat and the Development of Ontario Public Libraries, 1920-1960..
Phd in Library and Information Science, July 1986
Supervisor: Janet H. Fyfe
Lewis, Dee. Case Grammar and Functional Relations in Aboutness Recognition and Relevance Decision-Making in the Bibliographic Retrieval Environment.
Phd in Library and Information Science, July 1984
Supervisor: Jean M. Tague-Sutcliffe
Nwagha, Georgiana. Bibliographic Control in the Field of Agriculture in Nigeria - A Study of Demand and Availability.
Phd in Library and Information Science, April 1983
Supervisor: William J. Cameron
Deschatelets, Gilles. Towards an Optimal Level of Participation of the Intermediary in the user-System Interface of Bibliographic Online Search Services (Volumes 1 and 2).
Phd in Library and Information Science, August 1982
Supervisor: Jean M. Tague-Sutcliffe
Nelson, Michael J.. Probabilistic Models for the Simulation of Bibliographic Retrieval Systems.
Phd in Library and Information Science, November 1981
Supervisor: Jean M. Tague-Sutcliffe
Rao, Ravichandra Inna Keda. Document and User Distribution in Transaction Records of Canadian University Libraries.
Phd in Library and Information Science, February 1981
Supervisor: Jean M. Tague-Sutcliffe
Shepherd, Mike. The Colon Classification As a Basis for Automatic Full Text Retrieval.
Phd in Library and Information Science, June 1978
Supervisor: Jean M. Tague-Sutcliffe