[Air-L] Call for Applications: MA in Communication Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, CANADA

Andrew Herman aherman at wlu.ca
Tue Jan 2 06:26:53 PST 2018

Call for applications
M.A. in Communication Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University | Waterloo

January 15, 2018: Applications for first consideration to regular stream MA program due
January 5, 2018: Co-op Stream Closes (no applications accepted after this date)
Apply here<https://www.wlu.ca/admissions-toolkits/graduate-admissions-toolkit/index.html>.

The Department of Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University welcomes applications to its M.A. program.

Our program has two streams: a co-op stream<https://www.wlu.ca/programs/arts/graduate/communication-studies-ma/program-details/index.html> that takes 16 months to complete; and our regular stream that takes 1 year to complete.
Both programs offer critical engagement with core perspectives in communication studies as well as contemporary research methodologies and practices. Students in the one-year, full-time program typically take three courses each term (Fall and Winter) and complete a Major Research Paper in the Spring/Summer. Students registered in the co-op program generally complete the co-op placement in Spring/Summer and the Major Research Paper in the following Fall term.

Our courses for the 2018/2019 academic year are:

Platform Studies
Network Cultures
Critical Discourse Studies
Communication Studies Research Methods
Graduate Seminar in Communication Studies
Global Cultures: Hybrids, Homogeneities, and Flows

We have a large, supportive, and interdisciplinary faculty consisting of established and emerging researchers in areas of specialization that include mobile and social media, visual communication, media history, Internet studies, transnationalism, cultural policy, alternative media, and creative industries. Our MA cohorts are generally small and the Communication Studies department has on campus facilities that support student research, including a media lab. The M.A. Program in Communication Studies is offered at Laurier’s campus in Waterloo, Ontario, a university-oriented region with a thriving media technology sector.

All applicants are considered for an entrance scholarship. M.A. students are employed as Teaching Assistants in undergraduate Communication Studies courses, and have the opportunity to work as Research Assistants to funded faculty members. Students who hold a major external award (e.g., SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship) are eligible for additional scholarship funding.

Graduates from our program have pursued doctoral studies and launched professional communication careers in a variety of private, public sector, and non-profit organizations.

For more information, see our website here: CS MA at Laurier<https://www.wlu.ca/programs/arts/graduate/communication-studies-ma/index.html>. Or contact Dr. Alexandra Boutros, Graduate Program Coordinator, at aboutros at wlu.ca<http://aboutros@wlu.ca/>. You can also follow us on Twitter: @LaurierCommGrad<https://twitter.com/LaurierCommGrad>.​

Graduate Faculty

Alexandra Boutros (Ph.D., McGill University)
critical race theory, digital technology, transnationalism and diaspora, religion and media

Greig de Peuter (Ph.D., Simon Fraser University)
political economy, labour, creative industries, video games

Jonathan Finn (Ph.D., University of Rochester)
visual communication and culture, visual evidence, sport studies

Jenna Hennebry (Ph.D., University of Western Ontario)
international migration, mobility, globalization, transnationalism, human rights

Andrew Herman (Ph.D., Boston College)
materialist mobile media/internet studies/methodologies

Paul Heyer (Ph.D., Rutgers University)
media history (film, radio, television), nonverbal communication

Jeremy Hunsinger (Ph.D., Virginia Tech)
internet studies, virtual worlds, digital games, technology studies, interpretive methods

Penelope Ironstone (Ph.D., York University)
risk/health communication, gender/queer media, cultural theory

Barbara Jenkins (Ph.D., Yale University)
political economy, visual culture, cultural policy, museums

Anne-Marie Kinahan (Ph.D., Carleton University)
visual communication, print culture, communication history, feminism

Sara Matthews (Ph.D., York University)
war, memory, contemporary art, psychoanalysis, social conflict museums, public pedagogy

Jade Miller (Ph.D., University of Southern California)
global media, media industries, urban studies, political economy

Martin Morris (Ph.D., York University)
communications thought, social and political theory, popular culture

Judith Nicholson (Ph.D., Concordia University)
mobilities, race and media, human-animal studies

Herbert Pimlott (Ph.D., Goldsmiths College, University of London)
alternative media, cultural politics, public communication

Nathan Rambukkana (Ph.D., Concordia University)
discourse analysis, digital intimacies, critical race theory, the public sphere, hybridity

Ian Roderick (Ph.D., Monash University)
visual communication, technology, semiotics, sociolinguistics

Peter Urquhart (Ph.D., McGill University)
television, film, media history, visual communication​​

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