Natalie H. Coulter

Department of Communication Studies

Assistant Professor

Office: Technology Enhanced Learning Building, 3042
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 77849
Emailncoulter@yorku.ca
Primary websitehttp://people.laps.yorku.ca/people.nsf/researcherprofile?readform&shortname=ncoulter
Secondary websitehttps://yorku.academia.edu/NatalieCoulter

Professor Coulter's research interests are in girls’ studies, critical advertising studies, and the media of children and young people. She is a founding member of ARCYP (Association for Research on the Cultures of Young People). She presently has two research projects underway, one on the history of children’s cultural industries in Canada, and another on the embodied tween, living girlhood in global and digital spaces.

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Degrees

Ph.D. Communications, Simon Fraser University
M.A. History, University of Guelph
B.A. (Honours) in Anthropology and History , Trent University

Professional Leadership

    Co-Chair YUFA Community Projects Committee. (2014 – 2016). York University.
    Senate Appeals Committee, York University. (2015-2018).
    Experiential Learning Committee, Research and Evaluation Working Group (2012-2014). York University.
    Founding Member and Executive Member. (2007- 2011, 2012 – 2013) Association for Research in Cultures of Young People(ARCYP).

Research Interests

Communications , Children and Youth , Gender and Communications, Consumer Culture, Critical Technology Studies

Current Research Projects

Embodying the Tween: Living Girlhood in Global and Digital Spaces

Summary: 
The purpose of this project is to explore the tensions between the commercial constructions of youth cultures and the lived experiences of the embodied young person. It will address how the tween girl is framed by and how she engages with such framings. This research has two foci. The first is an exploration of how the cultural industries of girlhood, including digital media and global transmedia properties contribute to the synergistic forces of global capitalism to produce the tween as a global assemblage. The sites of this research include online advergames such as Moshi Monsters and Movie Star Planet, and the websites of media companies such as Disney and Nickelodeon, and digital market research companies such as KZero. The second foci is to explore what girls do with the tween cultures that are produced for them but rarely by them by asking how they negotiate these resources of subjectivity in their everyday lives by looking at the immaterial labour of their participation in digital media and social media networks.

Description: 
This is an important contribution to the field as it begins to fill a void in the fields of critical technology studies, media studies and girls’ studies. In the past decade academics in these fields have lamented the lack of scholarship on the use of media culture by young people and the role of media culture in the lives of young people (Buckingham 2000; Henteges 2000; Kearney 2011; Livingston 1998; Prout 2008;). This study will move beyond the work that is currently being done in the fields of critical technology studies, media studies and girls’ studies by exploring how girls engage with a construction of girlhood that dominates much of the transnational mediascape and meets the needs of the global marketplace. In doing so I will uncover some of the tensions between the commercial worlds of youth cultures and the lived experiences of the embodied young person.

Start Date:  Month: Jan  Year: 2013
End Date:  Month: Dec  Year: 2016

Young People’s Media Industries in Canada

Summary: 
The purpose of this project is to explore the technological, political and economic contexts of the production of media for young people in Canada. Canada has a long history of producing media texts for children and youth. Canadian young people’s television, film, music, magazine and videogame industries are rich and diverse, and the content is exported around the world. Yet, despite this richness and depth, the story of Canadian youth media industries has not been told. The goal is to overcome this deficit by collaboratively building a research trajectory of young people’s media industries in Canada. As part of the project my own research will explore a) how new media forms shape the development of young people’s media in Canada and b) how policy-makers responded to these new media forms.

Description: 
Canadian children’s and youth media has largely been ignored as a field of study in Canadian communication studies. The children’s and youth cultural industries in Canada are successful both nationally and globally. Scholarship in this area needs to be constitutively integrated into to scholarship on the Canadian mediascape, as does young people’s presence as active participants in Canadian media culture.

Start Date:  Month: Jan  Year: 2012
End Date:  Month: Dec  Year: 2019

All Publications

Books

Coulter, N. (2014) .Tweening the Girl: The Crystallization of the Tween Market. Mediated Youth Series, edited by Sharon Mazzarella. New York: Peter Lang.

Book Chapters

Coulter, N. (2013) . From the Top Drawer to the Bottom Line: The Commodification of Children’s Culture. Mediascapes. 4th edition. Leslie Regan Shade, editor, Nelson Education: Toronto. (pp. 409-426)

Coulter, N. (2009) . Selling Youth: Youth, Media and the Marketplace. Mediascapes. 3rd edition. Paul Attallah and Leslie Regan Shade, editors, Nelson Education: Toronto. (pp.149-164)

Coulter, N. (2005) . The Consumption Chronicles: Tales from Suburban Tweens. Seven Going on Seventeen. Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh, editors, Peter Lang: New York. (pp. 330-346).

Journal Articles

Coulter, N. (2016) . More “Missed Opportunities”: The Oversight of Canadian Children’s Media. Canadian Journal of Communication. Vol 41.

Coulter, N. with Stuart Poyntz and Genviève Brisson (forthcoming 2016). Conceptual Tensions and the Future of Children’s Media Studies. Journal of Children and Media.

Coulter, N. with Stuart Poyntz and Genviève Brisson (forthcoming 2016). Conceptual Tensions and the Future of Children’s Media Studies. Journal of Children and Media.

Coulter, N. with Helen Ramirez. (2015) . Locked In: Feminist Perspectives on Surviving on Academic Piecework. New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry. 7 (4). (pp 28-36)

Coulter, N. (2014) . Selling the Male Consumer the Playboy Way. Popular Communication.

Coulter, N. (2014) . Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Mythology of DWYL in the Neoliberal Marketplace of Academic Labour. English Studies in Canada. 40 (4) (pp.13-16).

Coulter, N. (2012) . From Toddlers to Teens: Colonizing Childhood the Disney Way. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures. Summer issue. (pp. 146-158)

Coulter, N. (2012) . Separate Playgrounds: Surveying the Fields of Girls’ Media Studies and Boyhood Studies. Canadian Journal of Communication. Vol. 37. Issue 1, (pp. 353 – 363).

Coulter, N. (2010) . Looking for Savvy Girls in the Post-Girl Power Era. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, Vol. 2, No. 1. (pp 177-187)

Conference Papers

My Moshi Monster is “Desolate”: Digital Games and Affect in Neoliberal Capitalism. (October 2015) American Studies Association. Toronto, ON (International Conference)

Telling the Untold Story: Canada’s Role in the Children’s Television Industry (July 2015). The Story of Children’s Television - An International Conference. Warwick, UK (International Conference)

The Giggling Girl and the Immaterial Labour of Fun (November 2014)The Fun and the Fury Conference American Studies Association. Los Angeles, USA (International Conference)

Dressing the Liminal: Cross Cultural Comparisons in Children’s Fashion (April 2014) Children and Teen Consumption. Edinburgh, Scotland (International Conference)

Seen But Not Heard: Including Children's Media in the Conversation (June 2013). Canadian Communication Association. Victoria, BC (National Conference)

Transitional Bodies(June 2013). Canadian Historical Association. Victoria, BC (National Conference)

Selling the in beTween: Commodifying Transformation and Transition (December 2012). Children and Teen Consumption. Milan, Italy (International Conference)

From Toddlers to Teens: Colonizing Childhood in the 20th Century (May 2011)Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood. Lethbridge, AB (International Conference)

Silk Pyjamas and Bunny Ears: The Construction of the Playboy Persona (2010). Canadian Communication Association. Montreal, Quebec (National Conference)

Who’s That Girl? Personifying the Tween Market (2009) Association for Research on Young People’s Culture. Ottawa, ON (National Conference)

Mining the Matrices: The Mediated Marketplace and the Feedback Loop (2009. Canadian Communication Association. Ottawa, ON (National Conference)

Tweening the 1980s (2008) Canadian Historical Association Vancouver, BC (National Conference)

She’s Seventeen, Sassy and Changing: Girl’s Magazines and the Commodification of Puberty. (2008) . Canadian Communication Association Vancouver, BC (National Conference)

“Knowing” the Cable Brats: Reframing the Young Consumer (2007) Canadian Communication Association Saskatoon, SK (National Conference)

Desperately Trying to Fit In: Girlhood Friendships and Subcultural Capital (2006). Canadian Communication Association. Toronto, ON (National Conference)

Get’em While They’re Younger: Developing the Tween Market in the 1980s (2005). Society for the History of Children and Youth. Milwaukee, USA (International Conference)

I’m Just a Girl: Reevaluating Girlhood Subjectivities (2005) Identity Matters: Those Simmering Horizons Liverpool, UK (International Conference)

Commodifying Girlhood. (2005) Canadian Women’s Studies Association. London, ON. (National Conference)

Selling the Girl: The ‘Discovery’ of the Tween. (2005). Graduate Women’ s Studies Student Association. Toronto, ON (Graduate Student’s Conference)

Gendered Identities, Consumer Culture and the Everyday. (2003). Canadian Communication Association Halifax, NS (National Conference)

Gendered Identities and the Revisioning of Consumer Culture (2003) Re-visioning Boundaries: New Directions in Communication Studies in Canada Waterloo, ON (Regional Conference)

Just One More Paper on the Spice Girls. (2002). Youth Popular Culture and Everyday Life Conference. Bowling Green, OH (International Conference)

Why I Hate Howard Stern and Other Tales of Media Self-Regulation. (2001) . Canadian Communication Association. Quebec City, QC (National Conference)

Self-Regulation of the Media in the Global Marketplace. (2001) Union of Democratic Communications. Ottawa, ON (International Conference)

Selling Values by the Carton: Tobacco Advertising and Vancouver Teens. (2000) Canadian Communication Association. Edmonton, AB (National Conference)

The Construction of Masculinities in American Magazines 1960-1985. (1999). Popular Culture Association. San Diego, CA (International Conference)

Book Reviews

Book Review. (2012) . Maiden USA: Girls Icons Come of Age, by Kathleen Sweeney in Girlhood Studies

Book Review. (2006) . Nickelodeon Nation, by Heather Hendershot (editor) in Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol 31, No. 2.

Book Review. (1997) . Boys: Masculinities in Contemporary Culture, by Paul Smith (editor) in Sex Roles 36, March (page 429-430).

Book Review. (1997) . Manhood in America: A Cultural History, by Michael Kimmel Journal of Popular Culture 31.1. (page 222-223)

Research Reports

Coulter, N. and Catherine Murray. Watching the Watchers: Gender Justice and Co-Regulation in the New Media Marketplace. MediaWatch: Toronto. 120 pages. (2001)

    This report has been circulated within the Federal Government during a Standing Committee meeting on the situation of Canadian Broadcasting in December 2001 and has also been used by the United Nations Expert Division for the Advancement of Women, Expert Group Meeting in Beirut, Lebanon in November 2002.

Public Lectures

Invited Speaker (July, Sept 2013). New Faculty Day(s), York University.
Invited by: Cecilia Popovich, Director, The Learning Commons

Invited Speaker (April 2013). Experiential Education Celebration, York University.
Invited by: Diane Woody, PhD VP Teaching and Learning, LAPS

Invited Guest Speaker.(2013). The History of the Tween Girl.
Department of Communication and Multimedia McMaster University

Invited Guest Speaker. (2013) . The Commodification of Children’s Culture.
Department of Communication and Multimedia McMaster University.

Invited Guest Speaker. (2012) . Capitalism’s Most Valuable Customers.
Youth and Children’s Studies Programme Wilfrid Laurier, Brantford

Expert Consultant.(2011). Focus Group with University Researchers Specializing in Girl Research.
Programming Audit for Girl Guides of Canada. Conducted by C. Lang Consulting and Calhoun Research and Development.

Invited Speaker (November 2007, January 2009, January 2010) “Graduate Studies and Essential Skills Required for Success”, Career Breakfast Speaker Series. Bayview Glen School, Toronto, ON. Invited by: Eileen Daunt, School Headmaster.

Keynote Speaker.(2006). See Dick Buy, See Jane Spend: The Commercialization of Childhood
C-Cave (Canadians Concerned About Violence in Entertainment Fundraiser) Toronto

Invited Participant. (July 2004) . Canadian Committee on Women, Peace and Security, Cross Canada Roundtables on Resolution 1325 run by Senator Mobina Jaffer Toronto, ON. Invited by: The Honourable Mobina Jaffer Canadian Committee on Women, Peace and Security

Invited Panel Speaker.(2009). The Third and Unknown Musketeer: Latika and the Framing of Girls’ Studies
Slumdog Millionaire Roundtable, Association of Research in Cultures of Young People, University of Winnipeg

Invited Panel Speaker. (2009) . Researching Youth: Methodologies, Ethics and Access
Collaborative Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Toronto

Creative Works

Teen (2014). In J. Michael Ryan and Daniel Cook (Eds.). The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies. Wiley-Blackwell: Boston, MA.

Cool Hunting (2014). In J. Michael Ryan and Daniel Cook (Eds.). The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies. Wiley-Blackwell: Boston, MA.

Press - Media Commentary, Interviewed and quoted in an article entitled: “You’re blaming the victim’: Contentious discussion of campus rape pit sexes against each other.” By Sarah Boeveld. National Post, page A1-A2, October 25 2013.

Press - Media Commentary, Interviewed and quoted in an article entitled: “You are what you write.” By Ramezza Ahmed. York Excalibur, March 6 2013.

Press - Media Commentary, Interviewed and quoted in an article entitled: “What a girl 9 year old girl thinks.” By Leslie Scrivener and Mary Ormsby. Toronto Star, Saturday, January 31, 2010.

Press - Media Commentary, Interviewed and quoted in an article on Miley Cyrus and tween celebrities. “Juvenile Obsessions” by Siri Agrell. Globe and Mail, Thursday, April 24, 2008

Approach To Teaching

Professor Coulter teaches a wide range of courses, from the second year Media, Culture and Society course, to the third year courses on Advertising. She also teached a fourth year course on Children, Media and Education, that is run as an Experiential Education course in which the students have to complete a community engagement project with community partners in the Jane/Finch community. As a professor, Dr. Coulter employs a wide range of teachng tools and styles. She firmly believes in the values of a liberal arts eduation and encourages her students to engage critically with the world around them.


Professor Coulter's research interests are in girls’ studies, critical advertising studies, and the media of children and young people. She is a founding member of ARCYP (Association for Research on the Cultures of Young People). She presently has two research projects underway, one on the history of children’s cultural industries in Canada, and another on the embodied tween, living girlhood in global and digital spaces.

Degrees

Ph.D. Communications, Simon Fraser University
M.A. History, University of Guelph
B.A. (Honours) in Anthropology and History , Trent University

Professional Leadership

    Co-Chair YUFA Community Projects Committee. (2014 – 2016). York University.
    Senate Appeals Committee, York University. (2015-2018).
    Experiential Learning Committee, Research and Evaluation Working Group (2012-2014). York University.
    Founding Member and Executive Member. (2007- 2011, 2012 – 2013) Association for Research in Cultures of Young People(ARCYP).

    Research Interests:

    Communications , Children and Youth , Gender and Communications, Consumer Culture, Critical Technology Studies

    Current Research Projects

    Embodying the Tween: Living Girlhood in Global and Digital Spaces

    Summary: 
    The purpose of this project is to explore the tensions between the commercial constructions of youth cultures and the lived experiences of the embodied young person. It will address how the tween girl is framed by and how she engages with such framings. This research has two foci. The first is an exploration of how the cultural industries of girlhood, including digital media and global transmedia properties contribute to the synergistic forces of global capitalism to produce the tween as a global assemblage. The sites of this research include online advergames such as Moshi Monsters and Movie Star Planet, and the websites of media companies such as Disney and Nickelodeon, and digital market research companies such as KZero. The second foci is to explore what girls do with the tween cultures that are produced for them but rarely by them by asking how they negotiate these resources of subjectivity in their everyday lives by looking at the immaterial labour of their participation in digital media and social media networks.

    Description: 
    This is an important contribution to the field as it begins to fill a void in the fields of critical technology studies, media studies and girls’ studies. In the past decade academics in these fields have lamented the lack of scholarship on the use of media culture by young people and the role of media culture in the lives of young people (Buckingham 2000; Henteges 2000; Kearney 2011; Livingston 1998; Prout 2008;). This study will move beyond the work that is currently being done in the fields of critical technology studies, media studies and girls’ studies by exploring how girls engage with a construction of girlhood that dominates much of the transnational mediascape and meets the needs of the global marketplace. In doing so I will uncover some of the tensions between the commercial worlds of youth cultures and the lived experiences of the embodied young person.

    Start Date:  Month: Jan  Year: 2013
    End Date:  Month: Dec  Year: 2016

    Young People’s Media Industries in Canada

    Summary: 
    The purpose of this project is to explore the technological, political and economic contexts of the production of media for young people in Canada. Canada has a long history of producing media texts for children and youth. Canadian young people’s television, film, music, magazine and videogame industries are rich and diverse, and the content is exported around the world. Yet, despite this richness and depth, the story of Canadian youth media industries has not been told. The goal is to overcome this deficit by collaboratively building a research trajectory of young people’s media industries in Canada. As part of the project my own research will explore a) how new media forms shape the development of young people’s media in Canada and b) how policy-makers responded to these new media forms.

    Description: 
    Canadian children’s and youth media has largely been ignored as a field of study in Canadian communication studies. The children’s and youth cultural industries in Canada are successful both nationally and globally. Scholarship in this area needs to be constitutively integrated into to scholarship on the Canadian mediascape, as does young people’s presence as active participants in Canadian media culture.

    Start Date:  Month: Jan  Year: 2012
    End Date:  Month: Dec  Year: 2019

    All Publications

    Books

    Coulter, N. (2014) .Tweening the Girl: The Crystallization of the Tween Market. Mediated Youth Series, edited by Sharon Mazzarella. New York: Peter Lang.

    Book Chapters

    Coulter, N. (2013) . From the Top Drawer to the Bottom Line: The Commodification of Children’s Culture. Mediascapes. 4th edition. Leslie Regan Shade, editor, Nelson Education: Toronto. (pp. 409-426)

    Coulter, N. (2009) . Selling Youth: Youth, Media and the Marketplace. Mediascapes. 3rd edition. Paul Attallah and Leslie Regan Shade, editors, Nelson Education: Toronto. (pp.149-164)

    Coulter, N. (2005) . The Consumption Chronicles: Tales from Suburban Tweens. Seven Going on Seventeen. Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh, editors, Peter Lang: New York. (pp. 330-346).

    Journal Articles

    Coulter, N. (2016) . More “Missed Opportunities”: The Oversight of Canadian Children’s Media. Canadian Journal of Communication. Vol 41.

    Coulter, N. with Stuart Poyntz and Genviève Brisson (forthcoming 2016). Conceptual Tensions and the Future of Children’s Media Studies. Journal of Children and Media.

    Coulter, N. with Stuart Poyntz and Genviève Brisson (forthcoming 2016). Conceptual Tensions and the Future of Children’s Media Studies. Journal of Children and Media.

    Coulter, N. with Helen Ramirez. (2015) . Locked In: Feminist Perspectives on Surviving on Academic Piecework. New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry. 7 (4). (pp 28-36)

    Coulter, N. (2014) . Selling the Male Consumer the Playboy Way. Popular Communication.

    Coulter, N. (2014) . Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Mythology of DWYL in the Neoliberal Marketplace of Academic Labour. English Studies in Canada. 40 (4) (pp.13-16).

    Coulter, N. (2012) . From Toddlers to Teens: Colonizing Childhood the Disney Way. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures. Summer issue. (pp. 146-158)

    Coulter, N. (2012) . Separate Playgrounds: Surveying the Fields of Girls’ Media Studies and Boyhood Studies. Canadian Journal of Communication. Vol. 37. Issue 1, (pp. 353 – 363).

    Coulter, N. (2010) . Looking for Savvy Girls in the Post-Girl Power Era. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, Vol. 2, No. 1. (pp 177-187)

    Conference Papers

    My Moshi Monster is “Desolate”: Digital Games and Affect in Neoliberal Capitalism. (October 2015) American Studies Association. Toronto, ON (International Conference)

    Telling the Untold Story: Canada’s Role in the Children’s Television Industry (July 2015). The Story of Children’s Television - An International Conference. Warwick, UK (International Conference)

    The Giggling Girl and the Immaterial Labour of Fun (November 2014)The Fun and the Fury Conference American Studies Association. Los Angeles, USA (International Conference)

    Dressing the Liminal: Cross Cultural Comparisons in Children’s Fashion (April 2014) Children and Teen Consumption. Edinburgh, Scotland (International Conference)

    Seen But Not Heard: Including Children's Media in the Conversation (June 2013). Canadian Communication Association. Victoria, BC (National Conference)

    Transitional Bodies(June 2013). Canadian Historical Association. Victoria, BC (National Conference)

    Selling the in beTween: Commodifying Transformation and Transition (December 2012). Children and Teen Consumption. Milan, Italy (International Conference)

    From Toddlers to Teens: Colonizing Childhood in the 20th Century (May 2011)Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood. Lethbridge, AB (International Conference)

    Silk Pyjamas and Bunny Ears: The Construction of the Playboy Persona (2010). Canadian Communication Association. Montreal, Quebec (National Conference)

    Who’s That Girl? Personifying the Tween Market (2009) Association for Research on Young People’s Culture. Ottawa, ON (National Conference)

    Mining the Matrices: The Mediated Marketplace and the Feedback Loop (2009. Canadian Communication Association. Ottawa, ON (National Conference)

    Tweening the 1980s (2008) Canadian Historical Association Vancouver, BC (National Conference)

    She’s Seventeen, Sassy and Changing: Girl’s Magazines and the Commodification of Puberty. (2008) . Canadian Communication Association Vancouver, BC (National Conference)

    “Knowing” the Cable Brats: Reframing the Young Consumer (2007) Canadian Communication Association Saskatoon, SK (National Conference)

    Desperately Trying to Fit In: Girlhood Friendships and Subcultural Capital (2006). Canadian Communication Association. Toronto, ON (National Conference)

    Get’em While They’re Younger: Developing the Tween Market in the 1980s (2005). Society for the History of Children and Youth. Milwaukee, USA (International Conference)

    I’m Just a Girl: Reevaluating Girlhood Subjectivities (2005) Identity Matters: Those Simmering Horizons Liverpool, UK (International Conference)

    Commodifying Girlhood. (2005) Canadian Women’s Studies Association. London, ON. (National Conference)

    Selling the Girl: The ‘Discovery’ of the Tween. (2005). Graduate Women’ s Studies Student Association. Toronto, ON (Graduate Student’s Conference)

    Gendered Identities, Consumer Culture and the Everyday. (2003). Canadian Communication Association Halifax, NS (National Conference)

    Gendered Identities and the Revisioning of Consumer Culture (2003) Re-visioning Boundaries: New Directions in Communication Studies in Canada Waterloo, ON (Regional Conference)

    Just One More Paper on the Spice Girls. (2002). Youth Popular Culture and Everyday Life Conference. Bowling Green, OH (International Conference)

    Why I Hate Howard Stern and Other Tales of Media Self-Regulation. (2001) . Canadian Communication Association. Quebec City, QC (National Conference)

    Self-Regulation of the Media in the Global Marketplace. (2001) Union of Democratic Communications. Ottawa, ON (International Conference)

    Selling Values by the Carton: Tobacco Advertising and Vancouver Teens. (2000) Canadian Communication Association. Edmonton, AB (National Conference)

    The Construction of Masculinities in American Magazines 1960-1985. (1999). Popular Culture Association. San Diego, CA (International Conference)

    Book Reviews

    Book Review. (2012) . Maiden USA: Girls Icons Come of Age, by Kathleen Sweeney in Girlhood Studies

    Book Review. (2006) . Nickelodeon Nation, by Heather Hendershot (editor) in Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol 31, No. 2.

    Book Review. (1997) . Boys: Masculinities in Contemporary Culture, by Paul Smith (editor) in Sex Roles 36, March (page 429-430).

    Book Review. (1997) . Manhood in America: A Cultural History, by Michael Kimmel Journal of Popular Culture 31.1. (page 222-223)

    Research Reports

    Coulter, N. and Catherine Murray. Watching the Watchers: Gender Justice and Co-Regulation in the New Media Marketplace. MediaWatch: Toronto. 120 pages. (2001)

      This report has been circulated within the Federal Government during a Standing Committee meeting on the situation of Canadian Broadcasting in December 2001 and has also been used by the United Nations Expert Division for the Advancement of Women, Expert Group Meeting in Beirut, Lebanon in November 2002.

    Public Lectures

    Invited Speaker (July, Sept 2013). New Faculty Day(s), York University.
    Invited by: Cecilia Popovich, Director, The Learning Commons

    Invited Speaker (April 2013). Experiential Education Celebration, York University.
    Invited by: Diane Woody, PhD VP Teaching and Learning, LAPS

    Invited Guest Speaker.(2013). The History of the Tween Girl.
    Department of Communication and Multimedia McMaster University

    Invited Guest Speaker. (2013) . The Commodification of Children’s Culture.
    Department of Communication and Multimedia McMaster University.

    Invited Guest Speaker. (2012) . Capitalism’s Most Valuable Customers.
    Youth and Children’s Studies Programme Wilfrid Laurier, Brantford

    Expert Consultant.(2011). Focus Group with University Researchers Specializing in Girl Research.
    Programming Audit for Girl Guides of Canada. Conducted by C. Lang Consulting and Calhoun Research and Development.

    Invited Speaker (November 2007, January 2009, January 2010) “Graduate Studies and Essential Skills Required for Success”, Career Breakfast Speaker Series. Bayview Glen School, Toronto, ON. Invited by: Eileen Daunt, School Headmaster.

    Keynote Speaker.(2006). See Dick Buy, See Jane Spend: The Commercialization of Childhood
    C-Cave (Canadians Concerned About Violence in Entertainment Fundraiser) Toronto

    Invited Participant. (July 2004) . Canadian Committee on Women, Peace and Security, Cross Canada Roundtables on Resolution 1325 run by Senator Mobina Jaffer Toronto, ON. Invited by: The Honourable Mobina Jaffer Canadian Committee on Women, Peace and Security

    Invited Panel Speaker.(2009). The Third and Unknown Musketeer: Latika and the Framing of Girls’ Studies
    Slumdog Millionaire Roundtable, Association of Research in Cultures of Young People, University of Winnipeg

    Invited Panel Speaker. (2009) . Researching Youth: Methodologies, Ethics and Access
    Collaborative Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Toronto

    Creative Works

    Teen (2014). In J. Michael Ryan and Daniel Cook (Eds.). The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies. Wiley-Blackwell: Boston, MA.

    Cool Hunting (2014). In J. Michael Ryan and Daniel Cook (Eds.). The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies. Wiley-Blackwell: Boston, MA.

    Press - Media Commentary, Interviewed and quoted in an article entitled: “You’re blaming the victim’: Contentious discussion of campus rape pit sexes against each other.” By Sarah Boeveld. National Post, page A1-A2, October 25 2013.

    Press - Media Commentary, Interviewed and quoted in an article entitled: “You are what you write.” By Ramezza Ahmed. York Excalibur, March 6 2013.

    Press - Media Commentary, Interviewed and quoted in an article entitled: “What a girl 9 year old girl thinks.” By Leslie Scrivener and Mary Ormsby. Toronto Star, Saturday, January 31, 2010.

    Press - Media Commentary, Interviewed and quoted in an article on Miley Cyrus and tween celebrities. “Juvenile Obsessions” by Siri Agrell. Globe and Mail, Thursday, April 24, 2008


    Teaching:

    Approach To Teaching
    Professor Coulter teaches a wide range of courses, from the second year Media, Culture and Society course, to the third year courses on Advertising. She also teached a fourth year course on Children, Media and Education, that is run as an Experiential Education course in which the students have to complete a community engagement project with community partners in the Jane/Finch community. As a professor, Dr. Coulter employs a wide range of teachng tools and styles. She firmly believes in the values of a liberal arts eduation and encourages her students to engage critically with the world around them.