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Krista Geneviève Lynes, PhD

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Canada Research Chair in Feminist Media Studies
Director, Feminist Media Studio

Christophe Delory


PhD, History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz

MSc, Gender Studies, London School of Economics & Political Science

BA, English Literature/Political Science (Double Major), McGill University

Areas of research

Lynes examines contemporary art and social movement media in making visible feminist political subjects, as well as multiple visions of social life under conditions of political struggle. Her focus on the politics of visibility engages feminist and queer theories, affect theory, social movement and social justice studies, postcolonial and transnational examinations of culture, questions of witnessing, spectatorship and encounter. Her current research project, "Grounded: Media and the Reinvention of Grassroots Perspectives" explores the mediation of social movements from the perspectives of the street or square through three case studies: a) the 'migrant crisis' in Europe of 2015-16; b) ecological movements for the 'rights of nature'; and c) violence against women across the Americas. She is also working on a side project on the mediation of kinship under the conditions of global movement. 


COMS411: Sexuality & Public Discourse
COMS415: Advanced Topics in the Photographic Image
(Visible Evidence & the Photographic Imaginary; The Portrait & the Type)
COMS463: Semiotics

COMS600: Communication Theory
COMS635: Media & Feminist Theory
COMS642F: Feminist Globalizations

COMS888: Discourses of the Body

Teaching activities

Graduate supervision (past and present)

Momoko Allard (PhD), “Creating Ethical Space for Visual Pleasure: Emerging Representational Practices in Independent Pornography”
Juawana Grant (PhD), "Transpecies Witnessing: Feminism, Violence, and Nonhuman Bodies"
Islandia Guzman (PhD), "The Sexual Politics of Queer Women's Nightlife in 21st Century Mexico City: A Transnational Inquiry"
Rébecca Lavoie (PhD), “Rearticulating Politics Through Art, and Vice-Versa: Feminist Video and Film Practices”
Dayna McLeod (PhD), “Mid-Life Crisis in Performance Art: Over 40 Feminist Artists Using the Body”
Gabriel Salamé-Pichette (PhD), "Mediating Canadian Homonationalism: Necropolitical Complicities and Queer Resistance"
Katerina Symes (PhD), “Productive Re-Imaginings: Representation, Identification, Desire”
Celia Vara (PhD), “Feminist Video Art in Spain and Latin America: Stories and Connections”

Ariane Charbonneau (MA), "How does romance impact kinship in science-fiction manga?"
Camille Jemelen (MA, 2016), "Il n'y a qu'un pas entre la marche et la danse': Making Videodance in the City"
Sasha Langford (MA, 2016), “The Unsettled Subject: Territory and Ambivalence in the Post-Photoconceptual Landscape″
Hunter Loubert (MA), "Playing Trans: Explorations in Indie Video Games"
Tyler Morgenstern (MA, 2015), “Endurant Bodies/Atmospheric Borders: Race, Indigeneity, and Transmedia Art in Contemporary Canada”
Anna Pringle (MA), “A Media Ecology of the Reaper Drone”
Katerina Symes (MA, 2013), “Eccentricity, Spectatorial Desire, and The L Word: Toward a Theory of Identification”
Brenna Ward (MA, 2017), "When Picture becomes Place: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Nature and Wilderness as Playground and Resource in the Canadian Nation"

Selected publications


Prismatic Media, Transnational Circuits: Feminism in a Globalized Present. Global Cinema Series. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Book chapters

“Cyborgs and Virtual Bodies” co-authored with Katerina Symes in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory. Lisa Disch and Mary Hawkesworth, Editors. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

"World of Matter: Introduction: Planetary Aesthetics" in Elemental: an arts and ecology reader. James Brady, Editor. Gaia Project, 2016.

“On the Ground: Media in Conflict Zones” in Space (Re)Solutions: Intervention and Research in Visual Culture. Peter Mortenböck and Helge Mooshammer (Eds). Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2011.

"Beard, Shave, Dental, Hair, Alone" in Shock & Awe: War on Words. Anna Tsing and Jennifer González, Editors. Santa Cruz: New Pacific Press, 2004.


"Global Pictures: Formalist Strategies in the Era of New Media". Postmodern Culture. [forthcoming]

“A Discrepant Conjuncture: Feminist Theorizing Across Media Cultures”. Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, No.1, 2012.

“Poetic Resistance and the Classroom Without Guarantees”. Theory & Event. Vol.15, No.3. Supplement. Autumn 2012.

“Visual Currencies: Documenting India’s Red Light Districts”. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Vol.37, No.1, Autumn 2011, 109-132.

“Perversions of Modesty: Lars Von Trier’s The Five Obstructions and ‘The Most Miserable Place on Earth’”. Third Text. Vol.24, No.5, September 2010, 597-610.

"Grounded Visions: Reflections on the Expanded Field of War's Visual Culture" media-N. Vol.5, No.2, Summer 2009.


"Full Service in a Minor Key: Cyrill Lachauer in the American West". Full Service. Museum Villa Stuck, Munich. Exhibition Catalogue, 2015.

"Object Attachments: The Indexical Form in Feminist Art". Brooklyn Rail. September 2014.

“Curriculum Guide: !Women Art Revolution”. In !W.A.R. Lynn Hershman-Leeson, Alexandra Chowaniec & Spain Rodriguez. 2010.

“A Present Which is not a Transition: TV Buddha and ‘Asia Effects’”. Asia Effects in New Media. Gwangju Biennale 2006: Fever Variations. Exhibition Catalogue, 2006.

“North/South Heterotopias: Mina Cheon’s Half Moon Eyes”. New York Arts. Vol.10. No. 5/6, May/June 2005.

From Local to Global: Making Peace Work for Women. Krista Lynes & Gina Torry (Eds.). New York: The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, 2005.

“Geobodies and Heterotopias: The Installations of Mina Cheon” in Dizz/placement. Exhibition Catalogue for Mina Cheon Solo Exhibition at the Insa Art Space, Seoul, South Korea, 2005.

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