CDMI Co-Directors

T.L. Cowan
Assistant Professor, Media Studies

Digital research ethics; trans- feminist and queer digital methods; digital archives of live performance; intimacies of scale; minoritized cultural economies.

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Mary Elizabeth Luka
Assistant Professor, Arts & Media Management

Creative networks, hubs and economy; cultural and media policy and practice; civic engagement; creative methods; digital media archives.

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David Nieborg
Assistant Professor, Media Studies

App and platform studies, political economy, financial and institutional analysis.

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Jasmine Rault
Assistant Professor, Media Studies

Digital architectures; trans- feminist and queer digital methods; aesthetics of white supremacy & settler coloniality.

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CDMI Team

Elisha Lim
CDMI Co-Project Manager

PhD student with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information

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Maggie MacDonald
CDMI Co-Project Manager

PhD student with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information

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Cate Alexander

PhD Student and Research Assistant

PhD student with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information

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Jermaine Williams
Web Designer

Master of Information student with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information

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CDMI Researchers

Arun Jacob
PhD Student

Critical theory, cultural studies, digital humanities, labour studies, media archaeology.

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Barry Freeman
Chair and Associate Professor

Intercultural ethics in performance, theatre pedagogy, ethnography.

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Haley Bryant
PhD Student

Community archiving; critical archival praxis; digital cultural heritage.

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Julian Posada
PhD Student

Digital labour; political economy of platforms; social computing, sociology of social networks.

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Kenzie Burchell
Assistant Professor

Everyday surveillance practices; comparative and forensic journalism studies.

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Mark Campbell
Assistant Professor

Remix cultures; online Hip Hop archives and Afrodigital communities.

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Marla Hlady
Associate Professor and Associate Chair

Expanded site; sound; technology as practice.

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Rebecca Noone
Postdoctoral Fellow

Spatial imaginaries, politics, locational awareness.

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Sanaz Mazinani
Assistant Professor

Digital photography, circulation & consumption; visioning the self.

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Sherry S. Yu
Assistant Professor

Multiculturalism; cultural literacy; digital diaspora and diasporic media; race and ethnicity; journalism.

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Thy Phu
Professor

Asian North American studies; photography studies; visual culture and communication; critical refugee studies; diaspora studies.

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Will Kwan
Associate Professor, Associate Chair and Program Director

Machine vision; surveillance; screen culture.

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Yi Gu
Associate Professor and Program Director

Politics of digital design, rural reform and digital media, socially engaged art and new media, platform and public art.

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