Concordia University

Christiana Abraham, PhD

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

Office: L-CJ 5213 
Communication Studies and Journalism Building,
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5056


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

Post/neo Colonial Representations; 

Globalization, Mass Media & Persuasion

South-South Communications and Globalization;




My research and teaching interests surround transnational media practices and perspectives of the Global South. 

I hold a Ph.D in Communication Studies from McGill University where my research examined the use of images of 'third world' women in international development-communication materials.

Prior to my engagement here at Concordia, I worked as a Lecturer in Communication Studies at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus.

        I hold a diverse range of research, supervisory and teaching experiences at the graduate and undergraduate levels in communication and media studies in largely different settings.  I have taught at the University of the West Indies, the Dominica State College and Concordia University.  I have developed undergraduate and graduate courses, participated in the design of a certificate program in Journalism Studies and designed an Associate Degree program in Media and  Journalism Studies among others.

        My teaching and research are also grounded in extensive international experiences in media practice. I have worked as a television journalist, news anchor, and talk show host in the Caribbean, Features Editor of Panache Magazine (Montreal), and Project Coordinator for the Rural Communications Centre (RCC), (A regional communications centre that served the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). 

        At the RCC, I coordinated several United Nations funded Rural Communications projects in the Caribbean region. This involved the production of media for rural development that included documentaries, adult teaching-learning media tools, and other forms of alternative media using adult-learning pedagogies in media for change in rural development. 


Researcher, Writer 


Visual Curator

Development Communication/Rural Communication Specialist

Community Activist

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.

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