The panel includes Dr. Mél Hogan (Ass’t Prof, Dept of CMF), Dr. Sheena Wilson (visiting from Faculty Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, and AnneMarie Dorland (Ph.D. Candidate, Dept of CMF).
Dr. Mél Hogan - Assistant Professor of Environmental Media in the Communication, Media and Film Department at the University of Calgary. She is also currently working on a book about data centers.
Dr. Sheena Wilson - Dr. Sheena Wilson is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, where she is also co-director of the Petrocultures Research Group and Editor of Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies. Her research interests involve an interdisciplinary approach to studying visual and textual representations of gendered and other forms of marginalization within the context of global oil cultures. Her scholarly monograph in progress is called Feminist Energy Futures: Power Shift and Environmental Social Justice.
AnneMarie Dorland - AnneMarie Dorland is currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary, where she is investigating how cultural producers and cultural industries can teach us about new uses and forms of ethnographic, practice based and participatory research. Her research tries to understand how designers learn, share and adapt forms of problem solving and 'design thinking' in their work, and how the institutional logics of both the studio space and the cultural industry impact their practice.