Dr. Chris Richardson
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
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Dr. Chris Richardson’s research explores representations of crime in contemporary popular culture. His Ph.D. in media studies from Western University built on his bachelor of journalism degree from Ryerson University and his master of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies of popular culture from Brock University to explore how media professionals can improve the impact and accuracy of crime coverage by reassessing how they choose sources, establish metaphorical language and reproduce popular crime narratives.
Dr. Richardson is an executive member of the Popular Culture Association of Canada, a faculty advisor for Lambda Pi Eta, The National Communication Association’s undergraduate honors society and the founder and supervisor of the YHC Media Studies Research Collective. His research has appeared in international journals such as Popular Music and Society, The Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and The British Journal of Canadian Studies and in publications such as The Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America, The Encyclopedia of Women and American Popular Culture and The Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice. In 2012, he published Habitus of the Hood with Dr. Hans Skott-Myhre, interrogating intersections of street culture and popular media.