William O. Straw, McGill University

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Art History and Communication Studies Professor Montreal, Quebec william.straw@mcgill.ca Mobile: (514) 886-7667
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Will Straw is Professor of Communications in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. He has been the Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada since June 1, 2011. Dr. Straw was awarded the David Thomson Award for Graduate Supervision and Teachi...

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Bio/Research

Will Straw is Professor of Communications in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. He has been the Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada since June 1, 2011. Dr. Straw was awarded the David Thomson Award for Graduate Supervision and Teaching from McGill University in 2006. He has been music correspondent for Prime Time (CBC Radio), popular culture correspondent for the Women's Television Network, and a cultural commentator for Newswatch (CBC Television, Montreal.) He comments regularly on media and cultural issues for a variety of media.

Dr. Straw has been Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts (Belgrade,) the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico City), the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil) and the Central European University (Budapest).

He is interested in a range of topics, most of them having to do with media and cities, and is currently director of a research project, funded by the Quebec FQRSC, on "Media and Urban Life in Montreal”.


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