Dr Marusya Bociurkiw is an associate professor of media theory in the School of Radio and Televison Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto where she teaches courses on news and current affairs, Canadian television, and gender theories of time-based and digital media.
Her research is broadly concerned with the intersections of affect, nation and technology and their gendered, queered and racialized ramifications. She also explores Canadian television, digital media, the archive, and activist and community based cultural practices. She is the author of five books, the most recent of which, Feeling Canadian: Television Nationalism & Affect was published in 2011 by Wilfrid Laurier University Press. She is the author of four literary books including Comfort Food for Breakups, an award winning literary memoir, and Halfway to the East, a collection of poetry. Her articles, essays and reviews have appeared in many academic, arts and activist journals and books. She has been producing films and videos in Canada for the past fifteen years and those works have screened at film festivals and in cinemas on several continents.