Barbara A Crow

Department of Communication Studies

Professor
Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
AVP Graduate

Office: 230 York Lanes
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 40549
Emailbacrow@yorku.ca

Professor Crow is the Dean and AVP Graduate in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Her research interests are in the social, cultural, political and economic implications of digital technologies. She has edited collections on mobile technologies, US radical feminism, and Canadian Women's Studies. She has worked on a number of large-scale interdisciplinary grants with engineers, designers, artists and communication scholars to produce technical and cultural content for mobile experiences, (MDCN, 2004-2007 and CWIRP, 2006-2008). She is one of the co-founders of the Mobile Media Lab, co-founding editor of wi: a journal of mobile media, and was the president of the Canadian Women's Studies Association (2002-2004). She has worked extensively with Professor Kim Sawchuk at Concordia University on mobile technologies. Most recently, they are working on a SSHRC Partnership Grant, “Ageing, Communication, Technologies (ACT): Experiencing a Digital World in Later Life,” PI: Kim Sawchuk, Co-PI: Barbara Crow, Catherine Middleton, Eugene Loos, Helmi Järviluoma-Mäkelä, Josep Blat, Josephine Dolan, Lesley Murray, Line Grenier, Loredana Ivan Margarida Romero, Murray Forman, Sara Cohen, Shannon Hebblethwaite, Stephen Katz, and Wendy Martin, ACT, http:/actproject.ca

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Area of Specialization

Communications Studies

Degrees

Ph.D., Department of Sociology, York University
Master of Arts, Department of Sociology, York University
Bachelor of Arts, Combined Honours in Political Science and Women's Studies, York University

Professional Leadership

2015- Chair, Ontario Council of Graduate Studies 2015- Board Member, Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada 2014- Board Member, Canadian Association of Graduate Studies 2013 - Board Member, Canadian Journal of Communication


Research Interests

Communications , Women's Studies , Digital Technologies, Political Economy of Communication, Ageing and Mobile Technologies.

Current Research Projects

“Imagining Future Research Challenges”

Summary: 
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies, “Imagining Future Research Challenges,” PIs: Barbara Crow and Jennifer MacTavish, Joint Panels with York and Ryerson Universities.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-PI

Collaborator: Jennifer MacTavish
Collaborator Institution: Canadian Association of Graduate Studies

“Track, Report, Connect, Exchange—Transforming Humanities Graduate Education for the Future of Canada”

Summary: 
“Track, Report, Connect, Exchange—Transforming Humanities Graduate Education for the Future of Canada,” PI: Paul Yachnin, Co-PIs: Paul Keen, Julia Wright, Martin Kreiswirth, Noreen Golfman, Mary-Ellen Kelm, Anthony Pare, Susan Porter, Frederic Bouchard, Heather Zwicker, Lisa Hughes, Sandy Welsh, and Barbara Crow, August


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-PI

“Ageing, Communication, Technologies (ACT): Experiencing a Digital World in Later Life"

Summary: 
“Ageing, Communication, Technologies (ACT): Experiencing a Digital World in Later Life,” PI: Kim Sawchuk, Co-PI: Barbara Crow, Catherine Middleton, Eugene Loos, Helmi Järviluoma-Mäkelä, Josep Blat, Josephine Dolan, Lesley Murray, Line Grenier, Loredana Ivan Margarida Romero, Murray Forman, Sara Cohen, Shannon Hebblethwaite, Stephen Katz, and Wendy Martin


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-PI

“Active Ageing, Mobile Technologies: Access to Communication for the Elderly"

Summary: 
“Active Ageing, Mobile Technologies: Access to Communication for the Elderly,” PI: Kim Sawchuk, Co-PI: Barbara Crow, Line Grenier, Chui Yin Wong, Mireia Fernandez, SSHRC Partnership Development Grant.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-PI

“Taking Ontario Mobile”

Summary: 
“Taking Ontario Mobile,” Grant in Support of Science and Research, Ministry of Research & Innovation, PI: Sara Diamond, Kathleen Webb, and David Findlay Subcontracted for Report on Mobile Inclusion and Facilitation of Four Roundtables with Provincial Ministries.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-PI

“Pilot Project: Privacy, Communication and Seniors”

Summary: 
“Pilot Project: Privacy, Communication and Seniors,” with Kim Sawchuk. York Centre for Public Policy and the Law, PI: Les Jacobs, “Privacy Rights Mobilization among Marginal Groups: Fulfilling the Mandate of PIPEDA,” Office of the Privacy Commission of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-AUthor

GRAND

Summary: 
GRAND, Network Centre for Excellence Network Investigator, NI: Barbara Crow, PI: Diane Gramola, “Confronting Pain, Redefining Mobility,” and PI: Catherine Middleton, “Digital Infrastructures: Access and Use in the Networked Society”.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-PI

“Redressing Silences, Confronting Mobility: Seniors, Cell Phones and Ageing”

Summary: 
“Redressing Silences, Confronting Mobility: Seniors, Cell Phones and Ageing,” (Research Time Stipend awarded), PI: Barbara Crow, Co-PI: Kim Sawchuk, SSHRC Standard Research grant.


Project Type: Funded
Role: PI

“Wireless Communications and the Marconi Galaxy: Culture, Technology and Myth-Making”

Summary: 
“Wireless Communications and the Marconi Galaxy: Culture, Technology and Myth-Making,” PI: Barbara Crow, Co-PI: Elena Lamberti, Michael Longford, Kim Sawchuk and Seth Feldman, SSHRC International Opportunities Fund.


Project Type: Funded
Role: PI

“ICT Infrastructure as Public Infrastructure: Connecting Communities to the Knowledge-Based Economy and Society”

Summary: 
“ICT Infrastructure as Public Infrastructure: Connecting Communities to the Knowledge-Based Economy and Society,” PI: Catherine Middleton, Co-PI: Andrew Clement, Barbara Crow and Graham Longford. Submitted to Peer Reviewed Research Studies, Infrastructure Canada.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-PI

All Publications

Books

2010 The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Communication, Editors, Barbara Crow, Michael Longford and Kim Sawchuk, University of Toronto Press.

2008 Third edition, Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women's Studies Reader, Co-edited with Lise Gotell, Scarborough, ON: Pearson. (95 percent revision to text)

2004 Second edition, Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women's Studies Reader, Co-edited with Lise Gotell, Scarborough, ON: Pearson. (80 percent revision to text)

2000 Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women's Studies Reader, Co-edited with Lise Gotell, Scarborough, ON: Prentice-Hall.

2000 Radical Feminism: A Documentary Reader, New York: New York University Press.

Book Chapters

2015 Kim Sawchuk and Barbara Crow, “Ageing the Mobile Imaginary: “Stories-So-Far,” (Eds.). Theories of Mobile Media: Materialities and Imaginaries, Andrew Herman, Jan Hadlaw and Thom Swiss, New York: Routledge.

2014 Kim Sawchuk and Barbara Crow, “Ageing Mobile Media,” In The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media. (Eds.) Larissa Hjorth and Gerald Goggin, New York: Routledge, 279-290.

2012 “Seniors, Mobility and Tactical Cell Phone Use,” with Kim Sawchuk, In Technologies of Mobility in the America. (Eds.) Philip Vannini, Lucy Budd, Christian Fisker, Paolo Jiras, New York: Peter Lang.

2010 "Augmented Urbanism: Locative Media Experiences in he Digital City," with Kajin Goh and Michael Longford, in The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Communication, (Eds.), Barbara Crow, Michael Longford and Kim Sawchuk, University of Toronto Press.

2010 "Spectrum Policy as Art: Interview with Julian Priest," The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Communication, (Eds.), Barbara Crow, Michael Longford and Kim Sawchuk, University of Toronto Press.

2009 “Leave it to Beavers: Animals, Icons and the Marketing of the Bell Beavers,” with Kim Sawchuk, in Enric Castelló, Alexander Dhoest and Hugh O'Donnell, (Eds.), The Nation on Screen, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 309-326.

2008 "Voices from Beyond: The Place of History in Locative Media," with Michael Longford, Kim Sawchuk and Andrea Zeffiro, in Marcus Foth, (Ed.), Urban Informatics: Community Integration and Implementation. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, IGI Global, pp. 158-178.

2008 “’Shaking Hands with the User’: Principles, Protocols, and Practices for User-Integration into Mobile Design," with Kim Sawchuk, in S. Diamond and M. Ladly, (Eds.), Mobile Nation, Toronto: Tuns Press and Riverside Architectural Press, pp. 37-42.

2007 "Cell in the City: Is Cellular Phone use Eroding the Distinction between Public and Private Space?," with Kim Sawchuk in Charlene Elliott and Joshua Greenberg, (Eds.), Communications in Question: Canadian Perspectives on Controversial Issues in Communication Studies, Thomson-Nelson, pp. 142-149.

2007 "The Spectral Politics of Mobile Communication Technologies: A Feminist Analysis of International Policies," with Kim Sawchuk in Katharine Sarikakis and Leslie Regan Shade, (Eds.), Feminist International Communications Studies, New York: Rowan & Littlefield, pp. 90-105.

2005, 2000 "Women's Studies in Canada," in B. Crow and L. Gotell, (Eds.), Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women's Studies Reader, Scarborough, ON: Prentice-Hall, pp. vii-viii, xi-xvii.

2005 "Antifeminism Inside the Women’s Classroom,” with Lise Gotell in E. Lapovsky Kennedy and A. Beins, (Eds.), Women’s Studies for the Future: Foundations, Interrogations, Politics, New Brunswick: Rutgers University, pp. 287-303.

2004 “Digital Activism in Canada,” with Michael Longford, Vol. 2, Leslie Regan Shade and Marita Moll, (Eds.), Seeking Convergence in Policy and Practice: Communications in the Public Interest, Ottawa: Canadian Policy Alternatives, pp. 349-362.

2003 “From the Electronic Cottage to the Silicon Sweatshop: Social Implications of Telemediated Work in Canada,” with Graham Longford, D. Taras and F. Pannekock, (Eds.), How Canadians Communicate, Calgary: University of Calgary Press, pp. 275-305.

2000 "U.S. Radical Feminism," in B. Crow, (Ed.), Radical Feminism: A Documentary Reader, New York: New York University Press, pp. 1-10.

1997 "Reconsidering White Women's Participation in Municipal Politics," in C. Cohen, K. Jones and J. Tronto, (Eds.), Women Transforming Politics, New York: New York University Press, pp. 435-446.

1997 "Politicizing the Internet: Getting Women On-Line," in R. Lander and A. Adam, (Eds.), Women in Computing, Progression from Where to What, pp. 198-202.

Journal Articles

2012 “Remote Grandmothering: Intergenerational Dis/connections and Communications Ecology throughout the Lifecourse,” with Kim Sawchuk, Guest Editors: Larissa Hjorth and Sun Sun Lim, Feminist Media Studies, Vol. 12(4):485-495.

2010 “Talking ‘Costs’: Seniors, Cell Phones and the Personal and Political Economies of Telecommunications in Canada,” with Kim Sawchuk, Telecommunications Journal of Australia, Vol. 60(4): 55.1-55.11.

2009 "The Perils of Institutionalization in Neoliberal Times: Results of a National Survey of Canadian Sexual Assault and Rape Crisis Centres," with Melanie Beres and Lise Gotell, Canadian Journal of Sociology, Vol 34(1): 135-164.

2008 “Municipal and Community Wi-Fi Networks in Canada: Insights from Three Canadian Case Studies,” with Catherine Middleton, Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 33(3): 419-441.

2004 "Canadian Feminist Perspectives on Digital Technology," with Leslie Regan Shade, Vol. 11, Topia, 2004, pp. 161-176.

2002 “Development of Healthy Public Policy: Feminist Analysis of Conflict, Collaboration and Change and Social Change,” with C. M. Scott and W.E. Thurston, International Journal of Women's Health, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 530-539.

2000 "Digital Restructuring, Gender, Class, and Citizenship in the Information Society in Canada," with Graham Longford, Citizenship Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 207-230.

1998 "Politicizing the Internet: Getting Women On-Line,"(edited version), Women and Environments, Fall/Winter, pp. 4-7.

Conference Proceedings

2005 On-line Proceedings, Edited with Michael Longford and Kim Sawchuk, "Sampling the Spectrum: The Poetics, Politics and Practices of Mobile Technologies," http://www.mdcn.ca/onlineproceedings.

Conference Papers

( * Refereed)

2016 Invited participant, “Enhancing Graduate Education,” The Un-Colloqium Conference, Ryerson University, February 18.

2014 “Rethinking Graduate Programmes,” with Brenda Brouwer, Canadian Association of Graduate Studies, Memorial University, St. John’s, NFLD, October 28-29.

2014 “Beyond Labs and Libraries: Launching Graduate Professional Skills,” Learning Outcomes: A Toolkit for Assessment, Council of Ontario Universities, October 16-17.

2013 Invited participant, "Recent Studies on Career Outcomes for Graduate Students,” Council of Graduate Studies, San Diego, CA, December 6.

2013 “From a Pipeline to a Network…:Rethinking Graduate Training to Embrace Diversity and Promote Innovation,” 5th Annual Canadian Science Policy Conference, Toronto, November 20-22.

2013 *Barbara Crow and Kim Sawchuk, “A Seniors’ Moment: Aging Telecommunication Policies,” International Association of Media and Communications Research (IAMCR), Dublin, Ireland, June 26-29.

2012 *“The Concept of Mobility: Absent, Present and Alone Together,” with Kim Sawchuk, Canadian Communication Studies Association, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, June 1-3.

2010 *“Seniors and Cells,” with Kim Sawchuk, Cultures of Movement: Mobile Subjects, Communities, and Technologies in the Americas, Royal Roads University, April, 8-10.

2012 Invited participant, “The Politics of Care in Technoscience,” York University, April 20-22.

2012 *“The Concept of Mobility: Absent, Present and Alone Together,” with Kim Sawchuk, Canadian Communication Studies Association, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, June 1-3.

2011 *“Maintaining Mobility: Embodiment, Aging, and Tactical Movement,” Mobilities in Motion: New Approaches to Emergent and Future Mobilities, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, March 21-23 and Canadian Communication Studies Association, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, June 1-3.

2011 *“New and Old, Young and Old: Aging the Mobile Imaginary,” with Kim Sawchuk, Materialities and Imaginaries, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, February 11-12.

2010 “Reflections on Mobile Technologies Research,” Roundtable, Canadian Communications Association, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, June 1-3.

2010 “Seniors and Cells,” with Kim Sawchuk, Cultures of Movement: Mobile Subjects, Communities, and Technologies in the Americas, Royal Roads University, April, 8-10.

2010 “Seniors, Mobility and Tactical Cell Phone Use,” with Kim Sawchuk, DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, OISE, University of Toronto, November 12.

2009 “Retooling for the 21st Century: Digital Citizenship,” Marconi Galaxy” Technology, Cultural Models, Myth-Making, University of Bologna and University of Torino, April 27-28, April 30.

*2008 ”Imaginaries and Materialities of the Mobile Internet (or Wireless World Wide Web),” Association of Internet Researchers, IT University of Copenhagen, October 15-18.

*2008 “Mobile Technologies: Spectrum, Non-Proprietary Software, and Citizenship,” Association of Internet Researchers, IT University of Copenhagen, October 15-18.

2008 Invited participant with Michael Longford, "Voices from Beyond," KMDI Design Research Series, Knowledge Media Design Institute, University of Toronto, March 13.

2008 Invited participant, "Spectrum and Digital Technologies," Digital Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, March 4-5.

Book Reviews

2009 Learning Race and Ethnicity: Youth and Digital Media, ed., MIT Press, Information, Communication and Society, Vol. 12(2):290-1.

2005 Review Essay, Critical Communication Theory: Power, Media, Gender, and Technology, Sue Curry Jansen, Rowan & Littlefield, 2002, Technofeminism, Judy Wajcman, Polity Press, 2004, The Making of a Cybertariat: Virtual Work in a Real World, Ursula Huws, Monthly Review Press, 2003, and Doing IT: Women Working in Information Technology, Krista Scott-Dixon, Sumach Press, Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 30(3):429-433.

2004 Women and the Machine: Representations from the Spinning Wheel to the Electronic, by Julie Wosk, Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002, NWSA Journal.

2003 Gender and Community in the Social Construction of the Internet, by Leslie Regan Shade, New York: Peter Lang, 2002, Communications, Vol. 22(2).

2003 Women, Work and Computing, by Ruth Woodfield, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000, Resources for Feminist Research, Vol. 30(1/2):158-159.

2002 Wild Science: Reading Feminism, Medicine and the Media edited by J. Marchessault and K. Sawchuk, London: Routledge, 2000, Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 27(4).

2001 "Digital Technology, Capital and Citizenship," Review of Darin Barney, Prometheus Wired: The Hope for Democracy in the Age of Network Technology, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2000; Donald Gutstein, e.con: How the Internet Undermines Democracy, Toronto: Stoddart, 1999; and Matthew Fraser, Free-for-All: The Struggle for Dominance on the Digital Frontier, Toronto: Stoddart, 1999, Topia, Fall, pp. 111-115.

1999 Reclaiming the Future: Women's Strategies for the 21st Century by Somer Brodribb, ed., Charlottetown, PEI: gynergy books, Resources for Feminist Research, Vol. 28(1/2):268-269.

1999 Cracking the Code: Who Rules the Wired World? by Melanie Stewart Millar, Toronto: Second Story Press, 1998, Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 24(2):306-307.

1998 Postfeminisms by Ann Brooks, London: Routledge, 1997, Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 23, pp. 407-408.

1987 Toeing the Lines: Women and Party Politics in English Canada by Sylvia Bashevkin, Review in Canadian Woman Studies, Summer, Vol. 8(2):125-126.

1985 "Notes from the Conference Organizers" with C. Burton and B. Falk in Canadian Woman Studies, Summer/Fall Vol. 6(3):40-41.

Research Reports

2015 “PhDs for the 21st Century: Affordances and Disturbances of Interdisciplinarity and Engagement,” Robert Brown, Barbara Crow, Christina Foisy, and Markus Reisenleitner, https://futurehumanities.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/york_brown_crow_foisy_reisenleitner_phd.pdf, McGill University, May 21-22.

2015 Barbara Crow and Jennifer Mactavish, “What Knowledge will Canada Need to Thrive in an Interconnected, evolving Global Landscape?”, http://www.cags.ca/gradeducation.php.

2013 Beyond Labs and Libraries: Career Pathways for Doctoral Candidates, Allison B. Sekuler, Barbara Crow, Robert B. Anna, Mitacs Inc., and Academica Research Group Inc., March, Toronto, ON: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.

2013 Intervention, Regarding the Consultation on Proceeding to establish a mandatory code for mobile wireless services: Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2012-557, 11 October 2012 and CRTC 2012-557-1, 1 November 2012, Intervenors: Catherine Middleton, Tamara Shepherd, Leslie Regan Shade, Kim Sawchuk, and Barbara Crow, Representation February 12, Gatineau, QC.

2012 Sara Diamond and Vera Roberts, Taking Ontario Mobile, http://www.takingontariomobile.ca. One of twelve researchers contributing to final report submitted to the provincial government.

2011 Kim Sawchuk and Barbara Crow, “Pilot Project: Privacy, Communication and Seniors,” Report prepared for PI: Les Jacobs, York Centre for Public Policy and the Law, “Privacy Rights Mobilization among Marginal Groups: Fulfilling the Mandate of PIPEDA,” Office of the Privacy Commission of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 25 pages.

2009 “OCGS: Graduate Review, Communication and Culture,” with Colin Mooers, submitted to Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University and Ryerson University.

2005 "Getting Gender into the ICT Agenda: Canadian Experiences," with Leslie Regan Shade, prepared for the World Summit on the Information Society, Gender Caucus, Tunis, Tunisia.

2005 Regulating the Wireless, with Candice D'Souza and Samantha Moonsammy, Prepared for Heritage Canada, http://www.mdcn.ca/policy.

1998 The Role of Women's Organizations in Health Policy Development, Implementation, and Dissemination, with B. Thurston and C. Scott, Ottawa: Health Canada.

1991 Expanding the Reproductive Rights Debate, New Brunswick, NJ: Center for the American Woman and Politics, Rutgers University with D. Dodson, J. Ballou and D. Condit.

1989 Women's Studies Programmes in Ontario Universities, Report for the Status of Women Committee, Council of Ontario Universities.


Professor Crow is the Dean and AVP Graduate in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Her research interests are in the social, cultural, political and economic implications of digital technologies. She has edited collections on mobile technologies, US radical feminism, and Canadian Women's Studies. She has worked on a number of large-scale interdisciplinary grants with engineers, designers, artists and communication scholars to produce technical and cultural content for mobile experiences, (MDCN, 2004-2007 and CWIRP, 2006-2008). She is one of the co-founders of the Mobile Media Lab, co-founding editor of wi: a journal of mobile media, and was the president of the Canadian Women's Studies Association (2002-2004). She has worked extensively with Professor Kim Sawchuk at Concordia University on mobile technologies. Most recently, they are working on a SSHRC Partnership Grant, “Ageing, Communication, Technologies (ACT): Experiencing a Digital World in Later Life,” PI: Kim Sawchuk, Co-PI: Barbara Crow, Catherine Middleton, Eugene Loos, Helmi Järviluoma-Mäkelä, Josep Blat, Josephine Dolan, Lesley Murray, Line Grenier, Loredana Ivan Margarida Romero, Murray Forman, Sara Cohen, Shannon Hebblethwaite, Stephen Katz, and Wendy Martin, ACT, http:/actproject.ca

Area of Specialization

Communications Studies

Degrees

Ph.D., Department of Sociology, York University
Master of Arts, Department of Sociology, York University
Bachelor of Arts, Combined Honours in Political Science and Women's Studies, York University

Professional Leadership



2015- Chair, Ontario Council of Graduate Studies 2015- Board Member, Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada 2014- Board Member, Canadian Association of Graduate Studies 2013 - Board Member, Canadian Journal of Communication


Research Interests:

Communications , Women's Studies , Digital Technologies, Political Economy of Communication, Ageing and Mobile Technologies.

Current Research Projects

“Imagining Future Research Challenges”

Summary: 
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies, “Imagining Future Research Challenges,” PIs: Barbara Crow and Jennifer MacTavish, Joint Panels with York and Ryerson Universities.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-PI

Collaborator: Jennifer MacTavish
Collaborator Institution: Canadian Association of Graduate Studies

“Track, Report, Connect, Exchange—Transforming Humanities Graduate Education for the Future of Canada”

Summary: 
“Track, Report, Connect, Exchange—Transforming Humanities Graduate Education for the Future of Canada,” PI: Paul Yachnin, Co-PIs: Paul Keen, Julia Wright, Martin Kreiswirth, Noreen Golfman, Mary-Ellen Kelm, Anthony Pare, Susan Porter, Frederic Bouchard, Heather Zwicker, Lisa Hughes, Sandy Welsh, and Barbara Crow, August


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-PI

“Ageing, Communication, Technologies (ACT): Experiencing a Digital World in Later Life"

Summary: 
“Ageing, Communication, Technologies (ACT): Experiencing a Digital World in Later Life,” PI: Kim Sawchuk, Co-PI: Barbara Crow, Catherine Middleton, Eugene Loos, Helmi Järviluoma-Mäkelä, Josep Blat, Josephine Dolan, Lesley Murray, Line Grenier, Loredana Ivan Margarida Romero, Murray Forman, Sara Cohen, Shannon Hebblethwaite, Stephen Katz, and Wendy Martin


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-PI

“Active Ageing, Mobile Technologies: Access to Communication for the Elderly"

Summary: 
“Active Ageing, Mobile Technologies: Access to Communication for the Elderly,” PI: Kim Sawchuk, Co-PI: Barbara Crow, Line Grenier, Chui Yin Wong, Mireia Fernandez, SSHRC Partnership Development Grant.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-PI

“Taking Ontario Mobile”

Summary: 
“Taking Ontario Mobile,” Grant in Support of Science and Research, Ministry of Research & Innovation, PI: Sara Diamond, Kathleen Webb, and David Findlay Subcontracted for Report on Mobile Inclusion and Facilitation of Four Roundtables with Provincial Ministries.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-PI

“Pilot Project: Privacy, Communication and Seniors”

Summary: 
“Pilot Project: Privacy, Communication and Seniors,” with Kim Sawchuk. York Centre for Public Policy and the Law, PI: Les Jacobs, “Privacy Rights Mobilization among Marginal Groups: Fulfilling the Mandate of PIPEDA,” Office of the Privacy Commission of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-AUthor

GRAND

Summary: 
GRAND, Network Centre for Excellence Network Investigator, NI: Barbara Crow, PI: Diane Gramola, “Confronting Pain, Redefining Mobility,” and PI: Catherine Middleton, “Digital Infrastructures: Access and Use in the Networked Society”.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-PI

“Redressing Silences, Confronting Mobility: Seniors, Cell Phones and Ageing”

Summary: 
“Redressing Silences, Confronting Mobility: Seniors, Cell Phones and Ageing,” (Research Time Stipend awarded), PI: Barbara Crow, Co-PI: Kim Sawchuk, SSHRC Standard Research grant.


Project Type: Funded
Role: PI

“Wireless Communications and the Marconi Galaxy: Culture, Technology and Myth-Making”

Summary: 
“Wireless Communications and the Marconi Galaxy: Culture, Technology and Myth-Making,” PI: Barbara Crow, Co-PI: Elena Lamberti, Michael Longford, Kim Sawchuk and Seth Feldman, SSHRC International Opportunities Fund.


Project Type: Funded
Role: PI

“ICT Infrastructure as Public Infrastructure: Connecting Communities to the Knowledge-Based Economy and Society”

Summary: 
“ICT Infrastructure as Public Infrastructure: Connecting Communities to the Knowledge-Based Economy and Society,” PI: Catherine Middleton, Co-PI: Andrew Clement, Barbara Crow and Graham Longford. Submitted to Peer Reviewed Research Studies, Infrastructure Canada.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-PI

All Publications

Books

2010 The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Communication, Editors, Barbara Crow, Michael Longford and Kim Sawchuk, University of Toronto Press.

2008 Third edition, Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women's Studies Reader, Co-edited with Lise Gotell, Scarborough, ON: Pearson. (95 percent revision to text)

2004 Second edition, Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women's Studies Reader, Co-edited with Lise Gotell, Scarborough, ON: Pearson. (80 percent revision to text)

2000 Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women's Studies Reader, Co-edited with Lise Gotell, Scarborough, ON: Prentice-Hall.

2000 Radical Feminism: A Documentary Reader, New York: New York University Press.

Book Chapters

2015 Kim Sawchuk and Barbara Crow, “Ageing the Mobile Imaginary: “Stories-So-Far,” (Eds.). Theories of Mobile Media: Materialities and Imaginaries, Andrew Herman, Jan Hadlaw and Thom Swiss, New York: Routledge.

2014 Kim Sawchuk and Barbara Crow, “Ageing Mobile Media,” In The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media. (Eds.) Larissa Hjorth and Gerald Goggin, New York: Routledge, 279-290.

2012 “Seniors, Mobility and Tactical Cell Phone Use,” with Kim Sawchuk, In Technologies of Mobility in the America. (Eds.) Philip Vannini, Lucy Budd, Christian Fisker, Paolo Jiras, New York: Peter Lang.

2010 "Augmented Urbanism: Locative Media Experiences in he Digital City," with Kajin Goh and Michael Longford, in The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Communication, (Eds.), Barbara Crow, Michael Longford and Kim Sawchuk, University of Toronto Press.

2010 "Spectrum Policy as Art: Interview with Julian Priest," The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Communication, (Eds.), Barbara Crow, Michael Longford and Kim Sawchuk, University of Toronto Press.

2009 “Leave it to Beavers: Animals, Icons and the Marketing of the Bell Beavers,” with Kim Sawchuk, in Enric Castelló, Alexander Dhoest and Hugh O'Donnell, (Eds.), The Nation on Screen, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 309-326.

2008 "Voices from Beyond: The Place of History in Locative Media," with Michael Longford, Kim Sawchuk and Andrea Zeffiro, in Marcus Foth, (Ed.), Urban Informatics: Community Integration and Implementation. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, IGI Global, pp. 158-178.

2008 “’Shaking Hands with the User’: Principles, Protocols, and Practices for User-Integration into Mobile Design," with Kim Sawchuk, in S. Diamond and M. Ladly, (Eds.), Mobile Nation, Toronto: Tuns Press and Riverside Architectural Press, pp. 37-42.

2007 "Cell in the City: Is Cellular Phone use Eroding the Distinction between Public and Private Space?," with Kim Sawchuk in Charlene Elliott and Joshua Greenberg, (Eds.), Communications in Question: Canadian Perspectives on Controversial Issues in Communication Studies, Thomson-Nelson, pp. 142-149.

2007 "The Spectral Politics of Mobile Communication Technologies: A Feminist Analysis of International Policies," with Kim Sawchuk in Katharine Sarikakis and Leslie Regan Shade, (Eds.), Feminist International Communications Studies, New York: Rowan & Littlefield, pp. 90-105.

2005, 2000 "Women's Studies in Canada," in B. Crow and L. Gotell, (Eds.), Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women's Studies Reader, Scarborough, ON: Prentice-Hall, pp. vii-viii, xi-xvii.

2005 "Antifeminism Inside the Women’s Classroom,” with Lise Gotell in E. Lapovsky Kennedy and A. Beins, (Eds.), Women’s Studies for the Future: Foundations, Interrogations, Politics, New Brunswick: Rutgers University, pp. 287-303.

2004 “Digital Activism in Canada,” with Michael Longford, Vol. 2, Leslie Regan Shade and Marita Moll, (Eds.), Seeking Convergence in Policy and Practice: Communications in the Public Interest, Ottawa: Canadian Policy Alternatives, pp. 349-362.

2003 “From the Electronic Cottage to the Silicon Sweatshop: Social Implications of Telemediated Work in Canada,” with Graham Longford, D. Taras and F. Pannekock, (Eds.), How Canadians Communicate, Calgary: University of Calgary Press, pp. 275-305.

2000 "U.S. Radical Feminism," in B. Crow, (Ed.), Radical Feminism: A Documentary Reader, New York: New York University Press, pp. 1-10.

1997 "Reconsidering White Women's Participation in Municipal Politics," in C. Cohen, K. Jones and J. Tronto, (Eds.), Women Transforming Politics, New York: New York University Press, pp. 435-446.

1997 "Politicizing the Internet: Getting Women On-Line," in R. Lander and A. Adam, (Eds.), Women in Computing, Progression from Where to What, pp. 198-202.

Journal Articles

2012 “Remote Grandmothering: Intergenerational Dis/connections and Communications Ecology throughout the Lifecourse,” with Kim Sawchuk, Guest Editors: Larissa Hjorth and Sun Sun Lim, Feminist Media Studies, Vol. 12(4):485-495.

2010 “Talking ‘Costs’: Seniors, Cell Phones and the Personal and Political Economies of Telecommunications in Canada,” with Kim Sawchuk, Telecommunications Journal of Australia, Vol. 60(4): 55.1-55.11.

2009 "The Perils of Institutionalization in Neoliberal Times: Results of a National Survey of Canadian Sexual Assault and Rape Crisis Centres," with Melanie Beres and Lise Gotell, Canadian Journal of Sociology, Vol 34(1): 135-164.

2008 “Municipal and Community Wi-Fi Networks in Canada: Insights from Three Canadian Case Studies,” with Catherine Middleton, Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 33(3): 419-441.

2004 "Canadian Feminist Perspectives on Digital Technology," with Leslie Regan Shade, Vol. 11, Topia, 2004, pp. 161-176.

2002 “Development of Healthy Public Policy: Feminist Analysis of Conflict, Collaboration and Change and Social Change,” with C. M. Scott and W.E. Thurston, International Journal of Women's Health, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 530-539.

2000 "Digital Restructuring, Gender, Class, and Citizenship in the Information Society in Canada," with Graham Longford, Citizenship Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 207-230.

1998 "Politicizing the Internet: Getting Women On-Line,"(edited version), Women and Environments, Fall/Winter, pp. 4-7.

Conference Proceedings

2005 On-line Proceedings, Edited with Michael Longford and Kim Sawchuk, "Sampling the Spectrum: The Poetics, Politics and Practices of Mobile Technologies," http://www.mdcn.ca/onlineproceedings.

Conference Papers

( * Refereed)

2016 Invited participant, “Enhancing Graduate Education,” The Un-Colloqium Conference, Ryerson University, February 18.

2014 “Rethinking Graduate Programmes,” with Brenda Brouwer, Canadian Association of Graduate Studies, Memorial University, St. John’s, NFLD, October 28-29.

2014 “Beyond Labs and Libraries: Launching Graduate Professional Skills,” Learning Outcomes: A Toolkit for Assessment, Council of Ontario Universities, October 16-17.

2013 Invited participant, "Recent Studies on Career Outcomes for Graduate Students,” Council of Graduate Studies, San Diego, CA, December 6.

2013 “From a Pipeline to a Network…:Rethinking Graduate Training to Embrace Diversity and Promote Innovation,” 5th Annual Canadian Science Policy Conference, Toronto, November 20-22.

2013 *Barbara Crow and Kim Sawchuk, “A Seniors’ Moment: Aging Telecommunication Policies,” International Association of Media and Communications Research (IAMCR), Dublin, Ireland, June 26-29.

2012 *“The Concept of Mobility: Absent, Present and Alone Together,” with Kim Sawchuk, Canadian Communication Studies Association, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, June 1-3.

2010 *“Seniors and Cells,” with Kim Sawchuk, Cultures of Movement: Mobile Subjects, Communities, and Technologies in the Americas, Royal Roads University, April, 8-10.

2012 Invited participant, “The Politics of Care in Technoscience,” York University, April 20-22.

2012 *“The Concept of Mobility: Absent, Present and Alone Together,” with Kim Sawchuk, Canadian Communication Studies Association, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, June 1-3.

2011 *“Maintaining Mobility: Embodiment, Aging, and Tactical Movement,” Mobilities in Motion: New Approaches to Emergent and Future Mobilities, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, March 21-23 and Canadian Communication Studies Association, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, June 1-3.

2011 *“New and Old, Young and Old: Aging the Mobile Imaginary,” with Kim Sawchuk, Materialities and Imaginaries, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, February 11-12.

2010 “Reflections on Mobile Technologies Research,” Roundtable, Canadian Communications Association, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, June 1-3.

2010 “Seniors and Cells,” with Kim Sawchuk, Cultures of Movement: Mobile Subjects, Communities, and Technologies in the Americas, Royal Roads University, April, 8-10.

2010 “Seniors, Mobility and Tactical Cell Phone Use,” with Kim Sawchuk, DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, OISE, University of Toronto, November 12.

2009 “Retooling for the 21st Century: Digital Citizenship,” Marconi Galaxy” Technology, Cultural Models, Myth-Making, University of Bologna and University of Torino, April 27-28, April 30.

*2008 ”Imaginaries and Materialities of the Mobile Internet (or Wireless World Wide Web),” Association of Internet Researchers, IT University of Copenhagen, October 15-18.

*2008 “Mobile Technologies: Spectrum, Non-Proprietary Software, and Citizenship,” Association of Internet Researchers, IT University of Copenhagen, October 15-18.

2008 Invited participant with Michael Longford, "Voices from Beyond," KMDI Design Research Series, Knowledge Media Design Institute, University of Toronto, March 13.

2008 Invited participant, "Spectrum and Digital Technologies," Digital Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, March 4-5.

Book Reviews

2009 Learning Race and Ethnicity: Youth and Digital Media, ed., MIT Press, Information, Communication and Society, Vol. 12(2):290-1.

2005 Review Essay, Critical Communication Theory: Power, Media, Gender, and Technology, Sue Curry Jansen, Rowan & Littlefield, 2002, Technofeminism, Judy Wajcman, Polity Press, 2004, The Making of a Cybertariat: Virtual Work in a Real World, Ursula Huws, Monthly Review Press, 2003, and Doing IT: Women Working in Information Technology, Krista Scott-Dixon, Sumach Press, Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 30(3):429-433.

2004 Women and the Machine: Representations from the Spinning Wheel to the Electronic, by Julie Wosk, Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002, NWSA Journal.

2003 Gender and Community in the Social Construction of the Internet, by Leslie Regan Shade, New York: Peter Lang, 2002, Communications, Vol. 22(2).

2003 Women, Work and Computing, by Ruth Woodfield, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000, Resources for Feminist Research, Vol. 30(1/2):158-159.

2002 Wild Science: Reading Feminism, Medicine and the Media edited by J. Marchessault and K. Sawchuk, London: Routledge, 2000, Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 27(4).

2001 "Digital Technology, Capital and Citizenship," Review of Darin Barney, Prometheus Wired: The Hope for Democracy in the Age of Network Technology, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2000; Donald Gutstein, e.con: How the Internet Undermines Democracy, Toronto: Stoddart, 1999; and Matthew Fraser, Free-for-All: The Struggle for Dominance on the Digital Frontier, Toronto: Stoddart, 1999, Topia, Fall, pp. 111-115.

1999 Reclaiming the Future: Women's Strategies for the 21st Century by Somer Brodribb, ed., Charlottetown, PEI: gynergy books, Resources for Feminist Research, Vol. 28(1/2):268-269.

1999 Cracking the Code: Who Rules the Wired World? by Melanie Stewart Millar, Toronto: Second Story Press, 1998, Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 24(2):306-307.

1998 Postfeminisms by Ann Brooks, London: Routledge, 1997, Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 23, pp. 407-408.

1987 Toeing the Lines: Women and Party Politics in English Canada by Sylvia Bashevkin, Review in Canadian Woman Studies, Summer, Vol. 8(2):125-126.

1985 "Notes from the Conference Organizers" with C. Burton and B. Falk in Canadian Woman Studies, Summer/Fall Vol. 6(3):40-41.

Research Reports

2015 “PhDs for the 21st Century: Affordances and Disturbances of Interdisciplinarity and Engagement,” Robert Brown, Barbara Crow, Christina Foisy, and Markus Reisenleitner, https://futurehumanities.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/york_brown_crow_foisy_reisenleitner_phd.pdf, McGill University, May 21-22.

2015 Barbara Crow and Jennifer Mactavish, “What Knowledge will Canada Need to Thrive in an Interconnected, evolving Global Landscape?”, http://www.cags.ca/gradeducation.php.

2013 Beyond Labs and Libraries: Career Pathways for Doctoral Candidates, Allison B. Sekuler, Barbara Crow, Robert B. Anna, Mitacs Inc., and Academica Research Group Inc., March, Toronto, ON: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.

2013 Intervention, Regarding the Consultation on Proceeding to establish a mandatory code for mobile wireless services: Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2012-557, 11 October 2012 and CRTC 2012-557-1, 1 November 2012, Intervenors: Catherine Middleton, Tamara Shepherd, Leslie Regan Shade, Kim Sawchuk, and Barbara Crow, Representation February 12, Gatineau, QC.

2012 Sara Diamond and Vera Roberts, Taking Ontario Mobile, http://www.takingontariomobile.ca. One of twelve researchers contributing to final report submitted to the provincial government.

2011 Kim Sawchuk and Barbara Crow, “Pilot Project: Privacy, Communication and Seniors,” Report prepared for PI: Les Jacobs, York Centre for Public Policy and the Law, “Privacy Rights Mobilization among Marginal Groups: Fulfilling the Mandate of PIPEDA,” Office of the Privacy Commission of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 25 pages.

2009 “OCGS: Graduate Review, Communication and Culture,” with Colin Mooers, submitted to Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University and Ryerson University.

2005 "Getting Gender into the ICT Agenda: Canadian Experiences," with Leslie Regan Shade, prepared for the World Summit on the Information Society, Gender Caucus, Tunis, Tunisia.

2005 Regulating the Wireless, with Candice D'Souza and Samantha Moonsammy, Prepared for Heritage Canada, http://www.mdcn.ca/policy.

1998 The Role of Women's Organizations in Health Policy Development, Implementation, and Dissemination, with B. Thurston and C. Scott, Ottawa: Health Canada.

1991 Expanding the Reproductive Rights Debate, New Brunswick, NJ: Center for the American Woman and Politics, Rutgers University with D. Dodson, J. Ballou and D. Condit.

1989 Women's Studies Programmes in Ontario Universities, Report for the Status of Women Committee, Council of Ontario Universities.