Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

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PhD Graduates from the Cultural Studies Program

2017

Understanding the Impact of Surveillance and Security Measures on Canadian Muslim Men: A Mixed Methods Approach Tabasum Akseer Thesis
Restorying the Lives of Aboriginal People Connected with the Criminal Justice System Michael  Gauthier Project
Dispossession of Matrimonial Choice in Contemporary India: Examining the Link between Cross-region Marriages, Neoliberal Capitalism, and New Forms of Gender Subordination Reena Kukreja Thesis
Cultivating Autonomy from Empire: Exploring the Edges of Anarchism and Permaculture Nicholas Montgomery Project
Talkin' Back to Johnny Mac: Interrupting John A. Macdonald and Learning to Curate from an Indigenous Framework Erin Sutherland Project
Alliance Politics, Solidarity Praxis, Precarious Alliances: A Case of the Anti-Capitalist Muslims in Turkey Ayca Tomac Thesis
Constructing Magnificence and Its Discontents: Analysis of the Series Magnificent Century (Muhtesem Yuzyil) Deniz Zorlu Thesis

2016

Everyday Enchantments and Secular Magic in Montréal Ian Alexander Cuthbertson Thesis
Need To Be Adored Lisa Figge Major Project
Cultural Politics of Resilience in Kingston, Jamaica Meaghan Frauts Thesis
Unsettling Histories: Representation and Indigenous Creative Art Praxis in Official Indian Residential School Redress Lara Fullenwieder Thesis

2015

Falling in Line: News Media and Public Health Response During the 2009 H1N1 Outbreak in Canada Shelley Aylesworth-Spink Thesis
Children’s rights and spaces: an ethnographic look at children’s rights in Punjab, India and Ontario, Canada. Jaspreet Bal Thesis
Auguries of Elegy: The Art and Ethics of Ecological Grieving Jessica Marion Barr Major Project
Cinema of Immanence: Mystical Philosophy in Experimental Media Mansoor Behnam Major Project
Roots and Routes: Cuban Cinemas of the Diaspora in the 21st Century Zaira Zarza Blanco Major Project
Beckoning Bodies, Making Subjects: Interactive and Immersive Technologies in Canadian Museums, 1967-2014 May Chew Thesis
Unsettling Hope: Settler Colonialism and Utopianism Karl Hardy
Repercussions: Indigenous New Media Art and Resurgent Civic Space Jessica Jacobson-Konefall Thesis
Performing ManChyna: Unmapping Promissory Exaltation, Multicultural Eugenics, and the New Whiteness (Or, “Call Me Dr. ManChyna”)  A.W Lee Major Project
Unikkaaqtuat: Traditional Inuit Stories Noel K. McDermott Major Project
Unsettling the Last Best West: Restorying Settler Imaginaries Barbara Meneley Project
Boredom, Overload, and the Crisis of Meaning in Late Modern Temporality Sharday Mosurinjohn Thesis
Journeys of the Body, Journeys of the Mind: Ectypal and Archetypal Studies of Cervantes’ The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda Joanne Rotermundt-de la Parra Thesis

2014

Inside and Outside Peace and Prosperity: Post-Conflict Cultural Spaces in Rwanda and Northern Ireland Jobb Arnold Thesis

MA Graduates from the Cultural Studies Program

2017

American Islam X Adil Ahmed Thesis
From the Yonge Street Riot to the Carding Controversy: Policing and Surveilling the Black Community in Toronto, Canada, 1992-2016 Maria Kyres Thesis
Deadpool Playing Myth: An Analysis of the "Secondary Narrative" in Deadpool's Promotional Images Chengcheng Ma Research Paper
Beyond "The Henry Report": Racism and Diversity Practices at Queen's University Julie Blakey Thesis
"It's a Practice, Not a Performance": Unraveling the Atomized Self and Becoming Nomadic Through Ashtanga Yoga Andrea Ried Thesis
From the Inside Out: Discussing Women's Empowerment with the Women's Studies Department at the University of Calicut Victoria Sicilia Thesis
Only Yesterday and the Transnational Power of Anime Michelle O'Halloran Thesis
Queering the Rural in Contemporary Argentine Cinema: Taekwondo, Esteros, and Como Una Novia Sin sexo Kristen Cochrane Thesis
Moved by Love: The Experiences of Mexican Women Who Migrated to Canada for a Romantic Relationship Natalia Equihua Bracho Thesis

2016

Decolonizing Pedagogies: Interrupting the Settler Colonial Narrative of Landownership in Ontario Social Science and History Curriculum Kala Bechard Research Paper
Dumpcano: Waste Management and Environmental Justice in Iqaluit Jessica Davey-Quantick Thesis
"Serve Canada with Men Like These": Masculinity, "Peacekeeping," and National Identity in Cold War Canada, 1956-1959 Bronwyn Jaques Research Paper
Towards an Ecological Pedagogy: Body Movement for Ecological Consciousness Junyu Ke Research Paper
Leveraging New Media Towards Positive Body Image Katherine Kopiak Thesis
Understanding Online Abuse: An Analysis of Abuse Against Women Content Creators Nicole MacDougall Thesis
(Re)Imagining Relationality: Brad Isaacs and The Map of the Empire Carina Magazzeni Thesis
Organic Surveillance: Security and Myth in the Rural Stéfy McKnight Minor Project
#DressCodePM & Re-Framing The Niqab: News Sources, Hashtag Activism, and Media Representation Dalia Thamin Thesis
Knot/Knotting Practice in Craft and Space Andrew Rabyniuk Thesis
The Personal Politics of Spirituality: On the Lived Relationship Between Contemporary Spirituality and Social Justice Among Canadian Millennials Galen Watts Thesis
Performing Pedagogies and Exploring Embodied Knowledge as Curatorial Investigation Shalon Webber-Heffernan Thesis

2015

Curating Resistance, Resisting Curation: The possibilities and limitations of objects in institutions Pansee H. Abou El Atta Thesis
Why Stay: Young Independent Filmmakers in Contemporary Havana Jessica Burgess Thesis
Visual Entrapment in Colonial Discourse: Perpetuation of New Racism through Forms of Stereotyped Bodies in Food Products Logos Elena Cecchetto Research Paper
Examining Pakistani Identities in Non-Western Cinema in the Post 9/11 Landscape Filza Naveed Thesis
A Trauma of Two Mothers: How to Make Art With Marshamllow Lorinda Peterson Thesis
“A Shimmer in Depth”: Farming, Memory, and the Domestic Rural Aerial Lisa Pietersma Research Paper
A Prisoners’ Project in Emergent Ethics Karen Raddon Thesis

2014

Precarious Life, Work and Culture Craig Berggold Thesis
A Free-Agent of Embodied Subject Paul Ebbs Thesis
Decolonizing Anarchism: Expanding Anarcha-Indigenism In Theory And Practice Adam Lewis Thesis
Can the Baul Speak? Development Hegemony and Baul cultural production in West Bengal Smita Mitra Research Paper
Wooing the Domestic Audience: Recent Trends in Contemporary Taiwan Cinema Christine Shu Minor Project
AIDS, Citizenship & Multiculturalism: An Analysis of Canadian HIV/AIDS Media Discourses and Representations Emily Tamfo Research Paper
From Swimming to Singing: Life after High Performance Sport – Exploring the Embodied Experience of a Female in Sport and Music Jennifer Turner Research Paper

2013

What Elders Want: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis of Elders' Views on Interactions with their General Practitioners Nicole Bedford Thesis
Radio, What’s New? Exploring the Meaning of Web-Based Radio in Canada Julie Bourassa Research Paper
Islamic Governmentality –Was Foucault wrong about Iran? Mohammad Dokhanchi Minor Project
The why now question: Egyptian revolution and the role of visual media (Aperture) Alia Elmasry Minor Project
Memorial Museums And Material Witnesses: Framing Objects As Witnesses To Trauma Amy Freier Thesis
Living Learning Space: Recognizing Public Pedagogy In A Small Town AIDS Service Organization Colin Hastings Thesis
Curatorial Analysis: Spoken Word Performance Through The Lens Of Narratology, Narrative-Making And Auto-Ethnography Raissa Killoran Thesis
Multiplicity in Cinema: Filmic Representations of South Asian Canadian Experiences Nafisa Murji Research Paper
Failure Theatre: An Artist's Statement Sarah Stanley Thesis

2012

Screened Latinas: The Changing Stereotypes of Latinas in Modern American Television Gianna Aldrovandi Research Paper
“Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention”: Re-Thinking Muslim Religious Diasporic Identity Sara Aly Research Paper
The Portrayal of Vancouver's Chinatown as a Porous and Transgressive Contact Zone in Contemporary Chinese Canadian Fiction Zhi Lei Research Paper
“Where the Wild Things…Aren’t?” Cynthia Mykytyshyn Research Paper
Interrogating Sustainable Development: A Case Study Of Large-Scale Mining In Colombia Aida-Sofia Rivera-Sotelo Thesis
A Critique Of Critical Race Theory: A Textual Analysis Of The ‘Mr. Gaijin’ Mask Fumi Sakata Thesis
Terrance Houle And Adrian Stimson: Exploring Indigenous Masculinities Erin Sutherland Thesis
Babes, Booby Traps and Milk Banks: Healthism and the ontology of breastfeeding Victoria Millious Research Paper

2011

Voluntourism: The Visual Economy Of International Volunteer Programs Ellyn Clost Thesis
The Last Triangle: Sex, Money And The Politics Of Pubic Hair Meredith Dault Thesis
Clarity And Cacophony In Canadian Literacy Discourse: New Directions For A National Literacy Policy Carissa Di Gangi Thesis
Overcoming A Culture Of Whiteness: Remaking Queen’s University As A First Nations Thirdspace Claire Grady-Smith Thesis
Place Marketing And Place Making: Toronto, Tourism, And The Fractured Gaze Nadia Franceschetti Thesis
Playing Soldier?: Combining Theatre And Theory To Explore The Experiences Of Women In The Military Ciara Murphy Thesis
Gender, Christianities, And Neo/Liberal Hegemony: An Ethnographic Exploration Of Gender Discourse In A United Church Women’s Group Sharday Mosurinjohn Thesis
Exhibiting Nationalism: Representations of Israel in the Permanent Exhibition of the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora Jessica Parker Research Paper