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Rianka Singh

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Department of Communication & Media Studies

Assistant Professor

Email: rianka@yorku.ca


Rianka Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. Singh holds a PhD from the University of Toronto. She was formally a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information and a researcher at the McLuhan Center for Culture and Technology. Singh’s research is primarily concerned with the relationship between platforms and feminist politics. She is currently working on a monograph titled Platform Feminism and the Politics of Elevation. Singh is co-editor with Dr. Sarah Sharma of the forthcoming book MsUnderstanding Media: A Feminist Medium is the Message (Duke University Press). Singh’s research has been published in First Monday, Feminist Media Studies and ADA: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology.

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Degrees

PhD, Information Studies, University of Toronto
MA, Communication and Multimedia Studies, McMaster University
BA, English and Political Science, University of Guelph

Research Interests

Communications , Media, Feminist Media Studies, Platform Studies , Race and Technology
Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Singh, Rianka. “Curating Care: A CJC Playlist.” Canadian Journal of Communications.

2021

Singh, Rianka. “Rethinking Platform Power.” Canadian Journal of Communications.

2021

Singh, Rianka. “Resistance in a Minor Key: Care Survival and Convening on the Margins.” First Monday, 5, (4).

2020

Singh, Rianka and Sarah Sharma. “Platform Uncommons.” Feminist Media Studies.

2019

Singh, Rianka. “Platform Feminism: Protest and the Politics of Spatial Organization.” ADA: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology, 14

2018


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/COMN4201 6.0 A Critical Studies of or on Internet REMT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/COMN4700 6.0 B Popular Culture and Communications SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/COMN4700 6.0 B Popular Culture and Communications SEMR
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/COMN4201 6.0 A Critical Studies of or on Internet REMT


Rianka Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. Singh holds a PhD from the University of Toronto. She was formally a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information and a researcher at the McLuhan Center for Culture and Technology. Singh’s research is primarily concerned with the relationship between platforms and feminist politics. She is currently working on a monograph titled Platform Feminism and the Politics of Elevation. Singh is co-editor with Dr. Sarah Sharma of the forthcoming book MsUnderstanding Media: A Feminist Medium is the Message (Duke University Press). Singh’s research has been published in First Monday, Feminist Media Studies and ADA: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology.

Degrees

PhD, Information Studies, University of Toronto
MA, Communication and Multimedia Studies, McMaster University
BA, English and Political Science, University of Guelph

Research Interests

Communications , Media, Feminist Media Studies, Platform Studies , Race and Technology

All Publications


Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Singh, Rianka. “Curating Care: A CJC Playlist.” Canadian Journal of Communications.

2021

Singh, Rianka. “Rethinking Platform Power.” Canadian Journal of Communications.

2021

Singh, Rianka. “Resistance in a Minor Key: Care Survival and Convening on the Margins.” First Monday, 5, (4).

2020

Singh, Rianka and Sarah Sharma. “Platform Uncommons.” Feminist Media Studies.

2019

Singh, Rianka. “Platform Feminism: Protest and the Politics of Spatial Organization.” ADA: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology, 14

2018


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/COMN4201 6.0 A Critical Studies of or on Internet REMT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/COMN4700 6.0 B Popular Culture and Communications SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/COMN4700 6.0 B Popular Culture and Communications SEMR
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/COMN4201 6.0 A Critical Studies of or on Internet REMT