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
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.
Development Communication/Rural Communication Specialist
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.