John Shiga

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Associate Professor The Creative School School of Professional Communication Toronto, Ontario jshiga@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 555328

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John Shiga's research and teaching focus on communication and media in intercultural, political and scientific contexts. He earned his B.A. in Mass Communication and Creative Writing at York University and his M.A. in Communication at McGill University. In 2009, he received his Ph.D. in Communica...

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John Shiga's research and teaching focus on communication and media in intercultural, political and scientific contexts. He earned his B.A. in Mass Communication and Creative Writing at York University and his M.A. in Communication at McGill University. In 2009, he received his Ph.D. in Communication at Carleton University and was awarded the Carleton University Medal for Outstanding Work at the Doctoral Level. His dissertation analyzed cultural anxieties in law, science and popular culture about the impact of digital and genetic technologies on human identity. While pursuing his Ph.D. at Carleton, he taught courses in digital media, communication law and policy, media theory, and popular culture in Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication. In 2010, Professor Shiga received a Postdoctoral Fellowship at McGill University for research on the history of scientific and military attempts to establish communication with nonhuman species. His postdoctoral research led to his current project, which focuses on the development and use of global sonar networks and other underwater surveillance technologies by military, scientific and environmental organizations.

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