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Robert J. Heynen

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Department of Communication Studies

Assistant Professor

Office: Victor Phillip Dahdaleh (DB) Building, 3040
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 77405
Email: rheynen@yorku.ca

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Professor Heynen’s research interests are in surveillance studies, radical culture and politics, theories of media and culture, media history (in particular early photography and film), and the politics of the body. His earlier work focused especially on the radical culture of the Weimar period in Germany, and he continues to write on histories of visual culture and radical politics. Current research projects include a study of biometric surveillance, and a critical analysis of the ‘new eugenics’ and the rise of the right.

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Degrees

PhD, Social & Political Thought, York University
MA, History, University of Alberta
BA, History and Political Science, McGill University

Research Interests

Communications , Visual Arts, Surveillance studies, Communication and cultural theory, Radical culture and politics
Books

Publication
Year

van der Meulen, Emily, and Robert Heynen, eds. (2016). Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2016

Heynen, Robert (2015). Degeneration and Revolution: Radical Cultural Politics and the Body in Weimar Germany. Leiden: Brill and Chicago: Haymarket.

2015

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Heynen, Robert and Emily van der Meulen (2016). ‘Gendered Visions: Reimagining Surveillance Studies,’ in van der Meulen and Heynen, eds., Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2016

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Heynen, Robert (in press). ‘Cultures of Confinement: Health, Illness, and Madness in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The Magic Mountain.’ Modernism/Modernity.

2019

Heynen, Robert (2016). ‘From Science to Fashion: Photography and the Production of a Surrogate Colony in Weimar Germany,’ History of Photography. 40(2).

2016

Durisin, Elya and Robert Heynen (2016). ‘Producing the “Trafficked Woman”: Canadian Newspaper Reporting on Eastern European Exotic Dancers During the 1990s,’ Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice. 37(2).

2016

Wright, Jordana, Robert Heynen, and Emily van der Meulen (2015). ‘“It depends on who you are, what you are”: ‘Community Safety’ and Sex Workers’ Experience with Surveillance,’ Surveillance & Society 13(2), pp. 265-282.

2015

De Shalit, Ann, Robert Heynen, and Emily van der Meulen (2014). ‘Human Trafficking and Media Myths: Federal Funding, Communication Strategies, and Canadian Anti-Trafficking Programs,’ Canadian Journal of Communication 39(3), pp. 385-412.

2014

Heynen, Robert (2012). ‘Socialism from the Right? Aesthetics, Politics and the Counter-Revolution in Weimar Germany,’ New Formations 75, pp. 82-98.

2012

Heynen, Robert (2000). ‘Making Soviet Nations,’ Socialist Studies Bulletin 60, pp. 5-26.

2000


Professor Heynen’s research interests are in surveillance studies, radical culture and politics, theories of media and culture, media history (in particular early photography and film), and the politics of the body. His earlier work focused especially on the radical culture of the Weimar period in Germany, and he continues to write on histories of visual culture and radical politics. Current research projects include a study of biometric surveillance, and a critical analysis of the ‘new eugenics’ and the rise of the right.

Degrees

PhD, Social & Political Thought, York University
MA, History, University of Alberta
BA, History and Political Science, McGill University

Research Interests

Communications , Visual Arts, Surveillance studies, Communication and cultural theory, Radical culture and politics

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Heynen, Robert and Emily van der Meulen (2016). ‘Gendered Visions: Reimagining Surveillance Studies,’ in van der Meulen and Heynen, eds., Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2016

Books

Publication
Year

van der Meulen, Emily, and Robert Heynen, eds. (2016). Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2016

Heynen, Robert (2015). Degeneration and Revolution: Radical Cultural Politics and the Body in Weimar Germany. Leiden: Brill and Chicago: Haymarket.

2015

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Heynen, Robert (in press). ‘Cultures of Confinement: Health, Illness, and Madness in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The Magic Mountain.’ Modernism/Modernity.

2019

Heynen, Robert (2016). ‘From Science to Fashion: Photography and the Production of a Surrogate Colony in Weimar Germany,’ History of Photography. 40(2).

2016

Durisin, Elya and Robert Heynen (2016). ‘Producing the “Trafficked Woman”: Canadian Newspaper Reporting on Eastern European Exotic Dancers During the 1990s,’ Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice. 37(2).

2016

Wright, Jordana, Robert Heynen, and Emily van der Meulen (2015). ‘“It depends on who you are, what you are”: ‘Community Safety’ and Sex Workers’ Experience with Surveillance,’ Surveillance & Society 13(2), pp. 265-282.

2015

De Shalit, Ann, Robert Heynen, and Emily van der Meulen (2014). ‘Human Trafficking and Media Myths: Federal Funding, Communication Strategies, and Canadian Anti-Trafficking Programs,’ Canadian Journal of Communication 39(3), pp. 385-412.

2014

Heynen, Robert (2012). ‘Socialism from the Right? Aesthetics, Politics and the Counter-Revolution in Weimar Germany,’ New Formations 75, pp. 82-98.

2012

Heynen, Robert (2000). ‘Making Soviet Nations,’ Socialist Studies Bulletin 60, pp. 5-26.

2000