Communication Studies

Man looking anxious with hands on face behind computer | photo | 2017-10-07

Social media may not be the great equalizer after all

  Most people believe social media to be a great equalizer, challenging social inequities by giving everyone (as content creators) a vehicle for largely unbridled public expression, communication and broadcast. Communications Studies Professor Derek Hrynyshyn, however, has turned this idea on its head in his new book, Limits of the Digital Revolution: How Mass Media […]

Vanier Scholar Tyrone Hall | 2017-07-24 | Photo-illustration

Communication & Culture PhD student wins Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

  Tyrone Hall is one of five York PhD students to have been named a Vanier Scholar, receiving $50,000 annually for up to three years to support his research. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and […]

Robert Heynen

New book examines intersection of surveillance and gender

  Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance portrays the ways in which surveillance — whether repressive, resilient, resistant or enjoyable — is shaped around gender. This group of essays is co-edited by York University’s communication studies Professor Robert Heynen and Ryerson University’s criminology Professor Emily van der Meulen. “The book engages with […]

Prof. Fred Fletcher

Professor Emeritus Fred Fletcher receives MacEwan University's Medal of Excellence

  Fred Fletcher, professor emeritus, communication studies and political science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University has been awarded MacEwan University’s Medal of Excellence. The award was presented to Fletcher during MacEwan University's convocation ceremonies for the Faculty of Fine Arts & Communications in recognition of his lifetime of […]


Communication Studies hosts two-day event with Parisian sociologist and philosopher

  Independent sociologist and philosopher Maurizio Lazzarato will be at York University’s Keele campus for a two-day event featuring a screening of his audiovisual project Assemblages (2010), made with artist Angela Melitopoulos, and his upcoming book, Wars and Capitalism, co-authored with Eric Alliez. The event on April 25 and 26 is co-sponsored by the Department […]