Program Director and Assistant Professor
Dr. Mirrlees’ research focuses on the economics, geopolitics and ideology of entertainment media. He is an award-winning teacher and a critical communications scholar.
Dr. Mirrlees is an Assistant Professor in the Communication and Digital Media Studies program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Before joining UOIT, he was an Assistant Professor (LTF) in the Politics and Public Administration department at Ryerson University.
His research centres on key topics in the political economy of communications tradition such as U.S. empire and communications, the politics of popular culture and labor in the cultural industries. His research has led to published books including Hearts and Mines: The U.S. Empire’s Culture Industry (University of British Columbia Press, 2015), Global Entertainment Media: Between Cultural Imperialism and Cultural Globalization (Routledge, 2013), and The Television Reader (Oxford University Press, 2013). He has also published articles in journals such as The International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, Democratic Communiqué and Cineaction.
Hearts and Mines: The U.S. Empire’s Culture Industry, University of British Columbia Press, 2015.
The Television Reader: Critical Perspectives in Canadian and US Television Studies, Oxford University Press, 2013.
- COMM 1100 Introduction to Communication
- COMM 2270 Entertainment Goes Global
- COMM 2411 Information and Society
- COMM 3510 Work in the Information Age