I am Assistant Professor of Popular Music and Media Studies at the University of Alberta. In 2014 I completed a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship in Media & Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My research focuses on the intersection of popular music and radio, often from the interrelated perspectives of policy, history, and culture. I am currently undertaking a research project that investigates spatial issues in the circulation of independent and Canadian music by satellite radio, mobile media, and social media.
I received my doctorate in communication from Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec) in 2012. My dissertation, “Canadian Campus Radio and the Shaping of Sounds and Scenes,” focuses on the Canadian campus radio broadcasting sector, particularly its history as well as the contemporary relationships between campus stations and local musical activity. This research is now the basis of a new book with Wilfrid Laurier University Press titled Music in Range: The Culture of Canadian Campus Radio.