Christiana Abraham, PhD
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
BA, Communication Studies (Concordia University)
MA, Media Studies (Concordia University)
Ph.D, Communication Studies (McGill University)
Teaching and Research Specialization
Race and Ethnicity in Media;
Photography, Visuality, Representations and Culture;
Development Communication; Rural Communications; Gender and Development
Decolonial, Post/neo Colonial Representations;
Globalization, Mass Media & Persuasion
South-South Communications and Globalization;
Christiana Abraham's research and teaching interests surround transnational media practices and perspectives of the Global South.
She holds a BA in Communication Studies, and MA in Media Studies from Concordia University. Since obtaining a Ph.D in Communication Studies from McGill University, her teaching and research have focused on Race, Ethnicity and Media; Visual Representations and Culture; Post/de-coloniality and Gender; Transnational and Global-South Media Practices. She has also taught Communication Studies in the Department of Liberal Arts at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus.
Her teaching and research are grounded in field experiences and expertise in media and Development-Communication. She holds extensive experiences in media practice in journalism (news anchor, journalist), television (talkshow host,) and print media (features editor) in Canada and the Caribbean.
Also, a rural communications expert, she coordinated several United Nations funded development-communication projects in the Caribbean region.
Dr. Abraham is the curator of “Protests and Pedagogy: Representations, Memories, and Meanings” an archival exhibition that marked the 50thanniversary of the Sir George Williams Students Protests. Held at Concordia University earlier this year,the exhibition offered a rare glimpse into the archival records related to these 1969 protests.
Prior to this, she curated the photographic exhibition “From the Archives to the Everyday: Caribbean Visualities and Meanings” based on audience readings of vintage family photos that offer complex, dynamic views of Caribbean life.
Development Communication/Rural Communication Specialist
Winter Semester, 2020
COMS 361: Propaganda
COMS 421/561: Communicative Performances and Interventions
COMS 310: Media Genres
Fall Semester, 2019
COMS 464: Race and Ethnicity in Media
COMS 371: Theories of Public Discourse
COMS 361: Propaganda
Archival Exhibition Protests, Pedagogy and Art
Curator of archival exhibition 'Protests, Pedagogy and Art' (Jan. 29, - Feb 15, 2019)
4th Space, Concordia University
An exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Students' occupation of the Computer Centre, Sir George Williams University. This is one of Canada's most important student's protests.
The exhibition presents archival images, sounds, documents, media of the events. It also offers current creative artistic interpretations related to legacies and lessons to be learnt from the event.