Intercultural Communication and Diaspora
The section on Intercultural Communications centres on information communications technologies (ICTs) that facilitate the transmission of goods, services and ideas across the globe. This subject concerns both the physical infrastructure – the medium – as well as the content transmitted – the message. For each, there is a cornucopia of regimes, institutions and actors at all levels of government that endeavor to make use of ICTs as agents of change. Global interconnection increases the potential for all areas of public and private activity, such as education, business and culture. ICTs are essentially the tools that facilitate this phenomenon. As tools, ICTs provide the means for both creative and destructive capacities. This includes anything from international finance and money markets, to the establishment of diaspora: self-sustaining culture communities that exist outside their country of origin. Therefore this section will cover both the treatment of ICTs by decision makers to fulfill policy goals, and their human-level impacts.
Academic interests: Canadian Cultural Policy, Media Industries and Regulation, Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement, Institutional Path Dependencies, Global Finance and Financial Institutions, Economic Crises and Policy Responses.
M.A. Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University: 2012-Present
B.A. Double Major in Political Science and Communication Studies, Carleton University: 2008-2012