Category: Blog

Engaging with landscapes is often from an ‘in person’ experience where one can experience the sights, smells, and sounds of the land; however, there are many aspects of landscapes that are invisible to us on the surface. My research focuses …

Engaging with ‘place’ in a digital space Read More »

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Looking beyond the traditionally ‘academic’ for knowledge mobilization. As a social media and cultural researcher, I think my fascination with social media goes without saying. In fact, social media and digital community have become the subject of my graduate research …

How Social Media Mobilizes Knowledge within Communities: A Case Study of Latinx Students in Ontario Read More »

When first brainstorming this blog post, I imagined an autoethnographic exploration of the power dynamics of WordPress templates. I had briefly analyzed the gendered language of food-themed blog templates in a previous post, and thought expanding on that theme would …

Thinking with Templates Read More »

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What is at stake in imagining, in etching the queer Caribbean and diaspora experience onto digital spaces in differing forms? This question is one of the central locomotives propelling one facet of my doctoral research on queer Caribbean and diaspora …

Constellations of Queer Caribbean and Diaspora Literary Histories Online: Symbols into Subjects, Texts into Testimony and Praxis. Read More »

“When students struggle with their schoolwork, feel excluded or frustrated with the courses [and contents or projects], what determines whether they will give up or embrace the challenge and work on to overcome it?” (Yeager and Dweck, 2012). According to …

Fostering a Growth Mindset in Post-Secondary Education Read More »

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My past self would be overjoyed if she knew that someday I would use Tumblr to create a mock course on biopolitics. She might also be a bit confused to see me assume the role of an educator, a position …

Foucault Comes to Tumblr: An Experiment in Digital Pedagogy Read More »

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CW: Racist Violence, Death 2021 marks another year of ongoing racist violence toward Black, Indigenous, and many other racialized communities of colour. The early months of this year featured an increase in anti-Asian racism followed by police violence against Black …

Online Together: Violence, Networks, and Resistance Read More »

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By: Raquel Burgess, PhD student, Dept of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health ** Contains spoilers for the HBO series Westworld Recently, we have witnessed an ongoing and important debate about whether governments should be able to …

Great power, but no responsibility: Commodified data in our contemporary world Read More »

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Though COVID-19 has forced many to adapt to digital tools, food historians seem to be seasoned citizens in the world of technology. Long before 2020, there were food history websites, blogs, podcasts and Youtube channels created by history enthusiasts and …

Jumbles- Digital Tools & Historical Recipe Reconstruction. Read More »

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A lecture series featuring emerging digital scholars from McMaster University, the University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo. Dr. Amanda Montague, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sherman Centre will deliver a talk on November 5.