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.
· 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.
· Canada Park, 8’, 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 Wait, 15’, 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.
· Balfour, L. Hospitality in a Time of Terror: Strangers at the Gate. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield/Bucknell University Press, 2017.
· 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.
· 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
· 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.
· 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.
· 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.
· 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.
· 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").
· 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.
· 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)
· 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
· Renzi, A. Hacked Transmissions: Technology and Connective Activism in Italy, Minneapolis: 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.
· CINEMA PALESTINE (2014)
· FQRSC Appui à la recherche-création, “Palestinian Filmmaker Project,” March 31, 2011 – March 31, 2015, Principal Investigator, $110, 518.
· Les Enseignistes de Montréal (2018). A web documentary on the histories of signmakers and signmaking in Montréal. Co-director: Dayna McLeod. Screenings: NDG Off the Wall / Hors Les Murs 2019 (Montreal; Audience Silver Award), Lost River Film Festival 2018 (San Marcos TX), Sign Expo Canada 2018, Association Typographique Internationale 2017 (UQAM).
· LOVE LEADERS (16mm and 35mm to digital, 2018). Short experimental film exploring the aesthetics of film leaders. Screenings: Engauge Experimental Film Festival (Seattle WA, 2018), New Experimental Works (ATA/OtherCinema, San Francisco, 2018), Orphan Film Symposium (Museum of the Moving Image, NYC, 2018).
· Untitled/Film Farm Alfabet (16mm ns, 2009). 'Film Farm: 25 Years of the Independent Imaging Retreat' (TIFF Reference Library, Toronto, June/July 2019), VISIONS (Lumiere, Montreal, 2018).
· 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).