Research Team

Primary Investigator

Anne MacLennan Anne MacLennan is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University and Graduate program director for the York and Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. “Protesting Poverty: Mediated Global Protests and Images of Poverty” is part of her ongoing interest in a critical view of society from infrequently accessed perspectives. She is currently co-PI on a SSHRC Insight Grant with Prof. Michael Windover of Carleton University, entitled “Seeing, Selling and Situating Radio in Canada 1922-1956.” She is also working on a Canadian Media Research Consortium grant as co-PI with Prof. Paul Moore of Ryerson University, “First Person Plural: Transcribing the Perspectives of Canadian Broadcast Pioneers for a Digital Age.” Among her other research projects, is a book on early Canadian radio programming and her SSHRC funded three-year research project entitled, Remembering Radio: The Canadian Radio Audience in the 1930s. Her work includes radio, broadcasting, representations of women in advertising, images of poverty in the media, the role of communication in labour organization, social welfare, consumption, and the larger theme of media history as well as historical images particularly on television by examining war, women, and society through television’s historical lens.

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