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Dr. Chris Richardson

Dr. Chris Richardson

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Chair 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. He currently serves as Chair of the Communication Studies Department and program coordinator of the Popular Culture minor.

Dr. Richardson was awarded a Governor’s Teaching Fellowship in 2014-2015 at the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education. He has also served as 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. He has written on video games, street gangs, Kanye West, 2Pac, and many other popular culture subjects. His most recent books include Habitus of the Hood  with Dr. Hans Skott-Myhre and Covering Canadian Crime with Dr. Romayne Smith Fullerton.

 

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