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Faculty research highlights

A snapshot of some of our faculty members’ recent publications and funding awards. For more information visit our faculty page to see a complete listing of faculty members.

Charles Acland

· Acland, C.R. American Blockbuster: Movies, Technology, and Wonder. Durham: Duke University Press, 2020.

· SSHRC Standard Research Grant, “The Blockbuster Economy,” 2012-2021, $205,951.


Razan AlSalah

· Canada Park8’, 2020, short experimental film, commissioned by the British Council and VideoJam, premiered at the Manchester College of Music with a live score by Nabiha Iqbal. The film will be screened in the Fall at the Blackstar Film Festival, Art of the Real at the Lincoln Center in New York City and the 24th Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. 

 · The Greatest Wait15’, prototype completed, work-in-progress, experimental VR experience, supported by the Sundance New Frontier Story Lab, Arab Foundation for Arts and Culture, Doha Film Institute, in partnership with Tribeca Film Institute, the Venice Biennale and the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) DocLab.


Owen Chapman

· Electronic music performance with Vivek Venkatesh (together billed as Landscape of Hope) and Ivar Bjørnson (Bardspec) as part of the Eistnaflug festival, Neskaupstaður, Iceland, July 13 2019.

· Interactive Sound Installation with Peter Sinclair and Allistair Sinclair, Selfie Orchestra, shown as part of the Festival Les Musiques, GMEM, Marseille, France, May 18 2019.


Mia Consalvo

· Real Games: What's Legitimate and What's Not in Contemporary Videogames, by Mia Consalvo and Christopher A. Paul, 2019, MIT Press

· SSHRC Insight Grant to study "Class and Videogames", 2019-2023, $206,400.00


Arseli Dokumaci 

· Activist Affordances, Duke University Press, 2023


Stefanie Duguay

· Duguay, S. (2020). You can’t use this app for that: Exploring off-label use through an investigation of Tinder. The Information Society, 36(1), 30-42. doi. 10.1080/01972243.2019.1685036

· Insight Development Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to study “How social media and apps are shaping Montreal’s sociocultural landscape for queer women,” 2019-2021, $63,416.


Sandra Gabriele

· Network grant, Entente-Canada Québec fund: “eAccess: Expanding Accessibility in our Digital Learning Environments for Post-Secondary Students”.

· Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre: “FUSION, the Future Skill Innovation Network”, 2019-2021, $2,500,000.


Monika Kin Gagnon

· Gagnon, M., Johnstone, L. Eds. In Search of Expo 67. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020.

· Expo 67 Brouillements numériques: This project is mobilizing experiments in augmented reality (AR) as a way of exploring Montréal's Expo 67 islands through archives and geo-localized walks on the original site. This two-year project received funding from FRQSC recherche-creation in the amount of $55,000 from 2017–2019.


Yasmin Jiwani

· Concordia University, President’s Media Outreach Award for Opinion Leader of the Year. Concordia University Alumni Award for Innovative Teaching.

· Sultana, Bipasha, Maya Youngs-Zaleski, Yasmin Jiwani (2019). Transnational Migration and Digital Memorialization. Omega – Journal of Death and Dying. Published June 25, 2019.


Brian Lewis

· Co-Director: QUESCREN: Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network.

· Currently developing a feature-length documentary about a family of four unique musical prodigies (“A Family in Music”), and a 7-part documentary series of an isolated community at risk of disappearing (“Memories of Entry Island").


Krista Lynes

· Lynes, K., Morgenstern, T., & Paul, Ian Alan, Eds. Moving Images: Mediating Migration as Crisis. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2020.

· Lynes, K. (forthcoming December 2019). “Decolonizing Corporeality: Teresa Margolles’s Lively Corpses.” Social Text.


Fenwick McKelvey

· McKelvey, F. & Piebiak, J. (2016). Porting the political campaign: The NationBuilder platform and the global flows of political technology. New Media & Society, 20(3), 901-918.

· 2016-2018, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Development Grant, “Publicizing the Canadian Internet”, $71,929, Primary Investigator (Dr. Light, Co-applicant, Dr. Rajabiun, collaborator)


Elizabeth Miller

· SwampScapes VR Film

    o   Finalist: 2019 Online Journalism Awards

    o   First Prize Virtual Reality, SwampScapes VR, Tacoma International Film Festival, 2018

    o   Official Selection, Rencontres Documentary Festival, November 2019 (Upcoming)

    o   Official Selection, Hot Docs, 2019


Alessandra Renzi

· Renzi, A. Hacked Transmissions: Technology and Connective Activism in ItalyMinneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2020.

· Parc Extension Anti-Eviction Mapping Project “MIL façons de se faire évincer: L’ Université de Montréal et la gentrification à Parc-extension | The University of Montreal and gentrification in Park Extension,” Report, June 3, 2020.


Tim Schwab


· FQRSC Appui à la recherche-création, “Palestinian Filmmaker Project,” March 31, 2011 – March 31, 2015, Principal Investigator, $110, 518.


Jeremy Stolow

· Stolow, J, et al. Connect and Divide: The Practice Turn in Media Studies, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2020.

· Meyer, B. & Stolow, J. (Ed.). (2020). Light Mediations [Special Issue]. Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief, 16(1). 

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