MA/PhD programs at U of Calgary

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Nov 10, 2021, 12:24:25 PM11/10/21
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Dear colleagues,

Hope you are all well. I am writing to ask if you could circulate our call for applications to your students interested in graduate work in feminist media studies. 

Our growing graduate program in the Department of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary has several faculty members working in feminist media studies and we are very interested in recruiting students who can contribute to the development of a feminist media studies research cluster in our department. We have particular expertise in: feminist digital cultures, girls/youth media studies, histories of feminist media, representation, and feminist media industries studies.

I am also happy to speak to any prospective students and can be contacted at

Call for Applications:

The Graduate Program in Communication and Media Studies in the Department of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary is now accepting applications from prospective MA and PhD students for September 2022. The application deadline is December 1, 2021. 

Our program offers opportunities for interdisciplinary media and communications studies research across several areas, including:

-Digital media cultures, platforms, & politics

-Environmental media

-Feminist media studies

-Film and visual cultures

-Health communication

-Media histories

-Telecommunications policy 

We also have several exciting research initiatives launching, including the Environmental Media Lab: and a research cluster devoted to developing feminist media studies in Canada. Our department includes over twenty faculty members who currently hold funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.    

We offer competitive funding packages in the range of 100K across four years for PhD students and 25K across two years for MA students. Calgary offers affordable living in a diverse urban center at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.  

And as always, more information can be found on our website: or contact us at



Jessalynn Keller, Ph.D. (she/her)

Associate Professor 

Graduate Program Director

Department of Communication, Media and Film

University of Calgary, Canada



The University of Calgary is located on traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations).  The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.  The traditional Blackfoot name of the place we now call Calgary is “Moh’kins’tsis” 

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