James Cairns

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Associate Professor Faculty of Liberal Arts Social and Environmental Justice Waterloo, Ontario jcairns@wlu.ca Office: (519) 756-8228 ext. 5789

Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

Brantford Campus:

Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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Bio/Research

I received a PhD in Communication and Culture from the interdisciplinary joint program at Ryerson/York in 2008. My MA and BA are in Political Science (from the University of Saskatchewan and University of Toronto).

My teaching and research focus on the big questions of how we organize ou...


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Bio/Research

I received a PhD in Communication and Culture from the interdisciplinary joint program at Ryerson/York in 2008. My MA and BA are in Political Science (from the University of Saskatchewan and University of Toronto).

My teaching and research focus on the big questions of how we organize ourselves in society. How did today's inequalities come to be "normal," and why do so many people go along with the status quo so much of the time? Who actively resists -- why, when, and how? What would it look like to live in a truly democratic, socially just, and ecologically sustainable society? How do we get from here to there?

I'm a senior editor at the Hamilton Review of Books, where I head the "What Matters Now" section focusing on nonfiction with a political bent.

I'm currently writing a collection of essays around the theme of crisis.


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