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Tanner Mirrlees
PhD

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.

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 312
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 5852

tanner.mirrlees@uoit.ca
Academia.edu profile


Background

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.

Dr. Tanner Mirrlees on UOIT Expert Centre

Publications

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.

The Television Reader: Critical Perspectives in Canadian and US Television Studies, Oxford University Press, 2013.

Courses taught

  • COMM 1100 Introduction to Communication
  • COMM 2270 Entertainment Goes Global
  • COMM 2411 Information and Society
  • COMM 3510 Work in the Information Age

Centres

Decimal Lab

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