President: Emily Hiltz
Emily Hiltz studies the intersection of female criminality and sexuality in popular culture. A fourth-year doctoral candidate, she examines the construction of female notoriety in film, television, and crime news. Emily also instructs at Carleton, currently teaching Vigilantes, Victims, and Villains, as well as Communication and Identity in 2015. A MA graduate of Western University’s Media Studies program, her other research interests include: Children’s literature, monster theory, and research methodology. She is also a researcher for the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women. (Photo credit: S&A Photography)
Vice President: Caitlin Turner
Caitlin Turner is a third year PhD student who holds an MSc in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and a BA in Urban Studies from the University of Calgary. Her research interests include: intersections between technology, gender and resistance; as well as the use of ICTs in conflict emergence and escalation. Professionally, Caitlin is an Assistant Editor for the International Journal of Peace Studies, a member of the Editorial Cell and contributing writer at Unrest Magazine, and currently works for the Canadian Media Concentration Research Project (CMCRP). (Photo credit: S&A Photography)
Social Co-Chair: Courtney Tracey
Courtney Tracey is a second year M.A. student in Communication Studies at Carleton University. She is a gym junkie and sub-par biography composer. Her research interests include fitness technologies, gender, and health.
Social Co-Chair: Peter Roumeliotis
Peter Roumeliotis completed his BA at Carleton University in Communications with a Minor in Music after obtaining a Diploma of Collegial Studies in Cinema and Video Communications at Dawson College in Montreal. He is currently an MA graduate student in Communications at Carleton University with a primary research interest in Social Media. Prior to this, Peter worked as a Concert Promoter in Montreal, Eastern Ontario and Ottawa where he promoted a variety of musical acts from all over North America. During his MA studies, Peter is working at the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) as their Social Media Coordinator. His academic and career interest focuses on social media use as a marketing tool in the entertainment industry.
Conference Co-Chair: Sarah Harney
Sarah Harney is a second year PhD student in Communications at Carleton University. She holds a Masters degree in Communications and Social Justice from the University of Windsor, and a BA from McMaster University. Her research interests include social movements, new media, and surveillance.
Conference Co-Chair: Èva Morin
Èva Morin is a second-year M.A. student in Communication Studies at Carleton University. She is a pop culture junkie, a fierce trivia competitor, and a BBQ connoisseur. Her research interests include gender and sexuality, inclusive technologies, and dark comedy. She is currently working on her Master’s Thesis which explores the question of the female body in the television program, “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”
Communication Officer: Henry Guardado
Henry Guardado is a second-year M.A. in Communication student and a federal public servant. He holds a B.A. in Communication with a minor in American Sign Language and co-hosted a weekly music/magazine radio program, “Friday Night Derailment,” from 2009 to 2013 at Carleton University. His M.A. thesis examines how Central American telecommunication regulators have addressed the Digital Divide. When not busy with school work, Henry enjoys staying active and playing/listening to music.