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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
September 22, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Judith A. Nicholson

Associate Professor | Undergraduate Program Advisor

Contact Information
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.2260

Office Location: 3-138, Alvin Woods
Office Hours: TBA
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Academic Background
  • PhD, Communication Studies, Concordia University
  • MA, Media Studies, Concordia University
  • BA, Communication Studies & Journalism, Concordia University
  • BA, English Literature, Carleton University 



  • narratives of innovation and progress associated with mediated mobilities
  • representations of race and gender in narratives of communication progress
  • moral panic linked to mobbing phenomena such as "flash mobbing" & "flash mugging"
  • digital divides and social mobilities in the aftermath of camera-for-gun amnesties
  • lynching imagery in Canadian culture




 Refereed journal article or book chapter in the following:

  • The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media (2014)
  • Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communication (2013; 2010)
  • The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Media (2010)
  • Canadian Journal of Communication (2008)
  • Fibreculture Journal (2006)


  • mediated mobilities (such as automobilities)
  • nonverbal communication (including human-animal nonverbal communication)
  • race and media (notably historical and contemporary iterations of the human zoo)
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Supervisory Areas

  • Mediated mobbing phenomena
  • Automobilities & car culture
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Human-animal studies
  • Lynching imagery

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