Alison Beale, Simon Fraser University

Communication Professor Vancouver, British Columbia beale@sfu.ca Office: (778) 782-5160

Bio/Research

Alison Beale is Professor in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, BC. She researches and publishes in the areas of globalization and cultural policies; cultural trade, communications regulation; feminist research in cultural policy; and cultural policy as cultural practice. Dr. B...

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Bio/Research

Alison Beale is Professor in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, BC. She researches and publishes in the areas of globalization and cultural policies; cultural trade, communications regulation; feminist research in cultural policy; and cultural policy as cultural practice. Dr. Beale teaches courses on communication theory and technology issues; film and video; cultural policy; and feminist analysis. She is the co-editor of Ghosts in the Machine: Women and Cultural Policy in Canada and Australia (1998). In addition to publishing, Dr. Beale completed a documentary on Harld Innis in 1990, entitled Harold Innis: Patterns in Communication/Harold Innis: Les chemins de la communication. It is widely used in university teaching about Innis’s life and research and is one of the few resources on Innis available in French.

Dr. Beale, with Dr. Catherine Murray, helped create the Centre for Policy Research on Culture and Communication at SFU. She has also co-authored two major reports: Towards a New Cultural Policy Profile: A Canadian Contribution (UNESCO, 2009), and the Global Report on Women in the News Media (2009), sponsored by the International Women’s Media Foundation’s (IWMF). Dr. Beale is a core member of the Women in View’s Academic Committee.


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