CV

Appointments:

University of Madison Wisconsin (Sept. 2012 – Present)

         Assistant Professor, Media and Cultural Studies, Department of Communication Arts

         Research Interests: New Media and Digital Culture, Digitization of the Media Industries

University of Ottawa (Sept. 2010 – Aug. 2012)

         Post-doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Law, Supervisor: Dr. Michael Geist

         Project: “You Can Patent That? Technology and the Business of Patents”

Education:

Ph.D., McGill University, Montreal, Dept. of Art History and Communication Studies

         (2010). Dissertation: Understanding the Digital Music Commodity. Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Sterne

M.A., Ryerson/York University, Toronto, Dept. of Communication and Culture

        (2005). Thesis: Making the Brand: Examining the Role of Branding in the Popular Music Industry. Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Middleton.

B.Sc., Queen’s University, Kingston, Dept. of Biology (1998)

Select Conference Presentations/Invited Lectures:

“Podcasts as Research Objects”. International Communication Association 2015 (ICA). May 21-25, 2015. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“Now Streaming: Control, Curation and Content in Digital Music Services”. Co-authored with Devon Powers.  Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2015 (SCMS). Mar. 25-29, 2015. Montreal, Quebec.

Invited lecture at the Department of Culture & Communication at Drexel University colloquium series. Digital Music/App Culture research projects. Friday, June. 5, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“Appetite for Production: Producing App-Based Albums”. ICA 2014. May 22-26, 2014. Seattle, WA.

“From Cultural Intermediaries to Infomediaries: Automating Immaterial Labour”. Paper accepted for presentation at ICA 2014. May 22-26, 2014. Seattle, Washington.

“App’etite for Digitization: App-Based Albums and the Virtual Commodification of Music”. SCMS 2014. Mar. 17-21, 2014. Seattle, WA

Invited participant for Microsoft’s New England Research and Design Center Symposium on Music and New Technologies. Monday, Mar. 24, 2014 Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Invited participant for Center for the Humanities roundtable panel entitled “On Music, Philosophy, and Media” featuring philosopher and musicologist Peter Szendy. Feb. 28, 2014. UW Madison.

Select Invited Lectures on Pedagogy:

“Defining Moments in a Community of Practice”. Delivered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Teaching Academy Winter Retreat. (Theme: Identifying Communities of Practice). Jan. 16, 2015.

“Creativity in the Classroom“. Delivered at the University of Wisconsin- Madison’s monthly Letters & Sciences department chairs and directors breakfast. Nov. 19, 2014.

“How Not to Make a Video”. Delivered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Teaching and Learning Symposium (UW TLS). May 19, 2014

Other Research/Professional Experience:

Research Assistant for Dr. Michael Geist for a project on video game industry subsidies in Canada.

Research Assistant for Dr. Jonathan Sterne on various sound and culture projects.

Research Assistant for Dr. Catherine Middleton’s project on the social impact of broadband use in Canada.

Account Supervisor at Leo Burnett Advertising on major national TV, Print, Radio and Web campaigns

Writing/Web/Music:

Music Editor/Editor in Chief for Montreal local culture website midnightpoutine.ca

Podcast host/producer for Midnight Poutine and the Montreal Gazette’s Habs Inside/Out

Member of the 2009 -2011 Polaris Prize Jury. The award offers $30,000 to the best Canadian album, regardless of genre, sales, or professional affiliation.