- Ph.D. Sociology, York University, Toronto, Canada, 1997
- MA. Communications, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
- BA. Sociology/Communications Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Awards, Honors, Fellowships
UCLA Women’s Studies Programs Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2007
Teaching & Research Interests
- Engaged Pedagogy
- Cultural/Media Studies
- Critical Theory
- Politics of Representation and Sociology of Education
Media/ Cultural Studies: Critical Approaches, co-edited with Douglas Kellner. New York: Peter Lang, 2009
Anti-Feminism and Family Terrorism: A Critical Feminist Perspective, Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2002.
Book Chapters, Scholarly Articles, Entries in Encyclopedias
“Critical Media Literacy as Engaged Pedagogy.” Journal of E-Learning and Digital Media 8 (4) 2011 – http://www.wwwords.co.uk/elea/
“Third Wave Feminisms, Sexualities, and the Adventures of the Posts,” co-authored with Douglas Kellner in Women in the Public Sphere. Edited by Eve-Alice Roustang-Stoller. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2009: 219-234
“Globalization, Militarism and Terrorism: Making Connections With Patriarchy and Colonization in Le Patriarcat et Les institutions Américaines Etudes Comparee. Edited by Francis McCollum Feeley, Chambéry: l’Universié de Savoie, 213-227: 2009. (Republished Journal article).
“This Won’t Be on the Final: Reflections on Teaching Media Literacy” in Media/ Cultural Studies: Critical Approaches, co-edited with Douglas Kellner. New York: Peter Lang, 2009: 164-193.
“The Gospel According to Mel Gibson: Critical Reflections on The Passion of the Christ,” co-authored with Douglas Kellner in Christotainment: Selling Jesus through Popular Culture. Edited by Shirley Steinberg and Joe Kinchloe. Boulder: Westview Press, 2009: 83-115. (Revised and expanded Journal article).
“Globalization and Critical Feminisms: Post 9/11” in Education, Globalization, and the State, in the Age of Terrorism. Edited by Michael Peters. Paradigm Press: Boulder, 2005: 95-109
“Third Wave Feminism” in Contemporary Youth Culture: An International Encyclopedia, Volume 2. Edited by Shirley Steinberg, P. Parma, and B. Richard. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2005: 510-516.
“Postcolonialism” in Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Edited by George Ritzer. Thousand Oaks and London: Sage, 2004: 576-578.
“Militarism and Family Terrorism: A Critical Feminist Perspective.” The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies, Volume 25, No. 3, 2003: 231-256