Harvard Disinformation Workshop

In early October I had the opportunity to present at the international Comparative Approaches to Disinformation Workshop held at Harvard University, an incredible event with phenomenally cutting-edge presentations from around the world (sponsored by The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy). My talk, “Affect,Continue reading “Harvard Disinformation Workshop”

Forthcoming Edited Collection, “Affect, Algorithms and Propaganda: Interdisciplinary Research for the Age of ‘Post-Truth’ Media,” coming in 2020!

Following our successful collaborations, and the International Symposium (supported by a SSHRC Connections Grant) we hosted at the University of Toronto this past June, I am co-editing with Elizabeth Davis a cutting-edge collection titled Affect, Algorithms and Propaganda: Interdisciplinary Research for the Age of “Post-Truth” Media. Our aim is to have the book published byContinue reading “Forthcoming Edited Collection, “Affect, Algorithms and Propaganda: Interdisciplinary Research for the Age of ‘Post-Truth’ Media,” coming in 2020!”

New Funded Research Projects Underway!

I have been awarded two major research grants to continue my exploration of the role of emotions and affect in circulating social media and disinformation related to narratives of racial and national belonging, in the context of the upcoming 2019 Canadian election and the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. This spring, I was awarded a three-yearContinue reading “New Funded Research Projects Underway!”

Affect, Propaganda, and Political Imagination Symposium June 7-9, 2019, University of Toronto

This weekend, 16 participants from six countries are coming to University of Toronto to participate in my (SSHRC Connections Grant-funded) invitational Symposium on the subject of “Affect, Propaganda, and Political Imagination”. The invited interdisciplinary scholars will share works-in-progress to be published as an edited book with Taylor and Francis and a special journal issue. TheContinue reading “Affect, Propaganda, and Political Imagination Symposium June 7-9, 2019, University of Toronto”

Navigating the News Workshop

My fabulous Graduate Research Team will be conducting a workshop with me at a local Toronto Housing Cooperative Community this April 10. Navigating the News: Panel and Discussion with Professor Megan Boler (Social Justice Education, OISE/University of Toronto) and Navigating News Research Team: Kate Jackson, Gordon Katic, Michael Primrose Overwhelmed or confused by the newsContinue reading “Navigating the News Workshop”

“Democracy and Digital Media Conference,” Media in Transition, MIT May 17, 2019

I am excited to participate in the upcoming conference on “Democracy and Digital Media” in Boston at MIT.  I look forward to presenting on this panel May 17, with the following scholars: Elizabeth Losh, William & Mary College, “Emoji Democracy: Digital Literacy and Political Communication”Dave Karpf, George Washington University, “Is the Pace of the DigitalContinue reading ““Democracy and Digital Media Conference,” Media in Transition, MIT May 17, 2019″

Boler, upcoming 2019 talks

American Educational Research Association, April 5-9, 2019, Toronto “Skeptical and Affective Literacies: Redefining Critical Media Pedagogies in a ‘Post-Truth’ Era,” Fri, April 5, 12:00 to 2:00pm, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 100 Level, Room 104A “Bringing Affects into Education: The Radical Contributions of Feminist Politics of Emotion and Feminist Pedagogies,” Sat, April 6, 10:25 to 11:55am, Sheraton CentreContinue reading “Boler, upcoming 2019 talks”

Affect, Propaganda, and Political Imagination Symposium

Funded by a Social Science and Humanities Research Council Connections Grant, I am convening an international summer symposium on Affect, Propaganda, and Political Imagination. Invited participants will participate in the 3-day working Symposium, from which we anticipate an edited book and special journal issue.  Participants include: Carolyn Pedwell (Kent University); Ed Cohen (Rutgers University), AdiContinue reading “Affect, Propaganda, and Political Imagination Symposium”

Affect & Algorithms, 2018-19 McLuhan Working Group

Funded by a 2018-19 award from the McLuhan Centre for Technology and Culture, I have convened a Working Group since September to host visiting speakers and reading group on Affect and Algorithms.  Our Working Group includes faculty, graduate and undergraduate students from across UT Departments. We have hosted the following guests: Professor Susanna Paasonen (UniversityContinue reading “Affect & Algorithms, 2018-19 McLuhan Working Group”

“The Affective Politics of Post-Truth Era”: New Findings: SSHRC KSG

I was awarded a Knowledge Synthesis Grant in 2017, “Safeguarding democracies: An interdisciplinary synthesis of digital media studies and the politics of emotion to understand identity, belonging and trust in the post-truth media landscape.”  Working with doctoral student Elizabeth Davis, our research resulted in the following publication: “The Affective Politics of Post-Truth Era: Feeling RulesContinue reading ““The Affective Politics of Post-Truth Era”: New Findings: SSHRC KSG”