melhoganMél Hogan

As of August 1, 2016, I am an Assistant Prof. of Environmental Media in the Communication, Media and Film Department at the University of Calgary.

My current research, recent publications, and conference presentations look at “memory ecologies” through internet materialities, archives, and surveillance — how infrastructures are made material, visible, and are embodied. As a practitioner, other issues of digital culture are addressed through media arts interventions and research design projects. I now teach courses in Environmental Media, Health and Sciences, and Communication Research Methods. I am also the co-editor of the online and p.o.d. journal of arts and politics,; a research design consultant for mat3rial; the Secretary for Canadian Communications Association; and on the ICA’s “Making and Doing” Program Committee in San Diego, 2017.

M. Hogan
University of Calgary
Department of Communication, Media and Film
Social Sciences 310
2500 University Dr. N.W.
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Phone (403) 220-3248 (office)
Fax (403) 210-8138 (dept)
Twitter: @mel_hogan



Currently – Assistant Professor of Environmental Media, CMF, University of Calgary
2014-2016 Assistant Professor of Communication, Humanities, IIT, Chicago.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Curation

University of Colorado – Boulder (2012–2014)

Joint PhD in Communication

Concordia University (2008–2012)
/ Doctoral Thesis Accelerator Award, Concordia University (2011-2012)
/ Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship (2008-2011)
/ Concordia University Graduate Fellowship (2008-2010)

Masters in Media Studies

Concordia University (2005–2007)
/ J.W. McConnell Memorial Graduate Fellowship (2006-2007)
/ Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada Graduate Scholarship) (2006-2007)

Graduate Production Diploma in Communication Studies

Concordia University (2004–2005)
/ Donald Boisvert Scholarship for Gay and Lesbian Activism

Graphic Design Professional Training Program

Algonquin College (2001)

Bachelors in Sociology

(with Honours) Acadia University (1996–1999)
/ BA Exchange Programme, Sunderland University, England (1998–1999) 


Service Activities

2016 – 2018 Secretary, CCA

2016 – 2017 Organizing Committee Member (Invited), ICA 2017 Making and Doing Exhibition, San Diego, CA

2016 Scholarship Weekend interview (IIT)

2016 Category 2 Hire Committee (IIT, Humanities)

2016 Lewis College Yearly Roundtable Committee (IIT, Humanities)

2016 Curriculum Development Committee (IIT, Interdepartmental)

2016 Archives Advisory Committee (IIT, Humanities)

2016-2014 Organiser of Humanities & Technology Speaker Series (IIT, Humanities)

2016-2014 Consultant for Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (IIT, Humanities)

2016-2014 Chair Advisory Committee (IIT, Humanities)

2016-2014 Graduate Studies Committee (IIT, Humanities)

2014 Internal Chair Search Committee (IIT, Humanities)


Peer Review Activities

2015 Journal Reviewer – WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly

2015 Journal Reviewer – Information, Communication and Society

2015, 2014 Journal Reviewer – Big Data & Society

2015, 2013 Journal Reviewer – Television New Media. Vicki Mayer, Editor.

2013 Journal Reviewer – Visual Communication. Michael Longford, Editor.


Editorial / Writing

2018 -2009 Founder, Art Director and Co-Editor of Nomorepotlucks. Bimonthly online and print-on-demand publication about queer art and politics in Canada.

2010 Writer/blogger for Vague Terrain Scholarly Canadian online publication of digital arts and culture.

2010, 2009 Contributor/Blogger for Collaborative blog on visual art, music, video, cinema, new media, literature, architecture, etc.


Board Duties

2018 – 2016 Canadian Communication Association, Secretary

2013 – 2009 Co-Treasurer, Studio XX Board of Directors. Bilingual feminist art centre for technological exploration, creation, and critique.

2013 – 2011 FEMBOT Advisory Board. Faculty and graduate student research blog on gender, new media and technology.


Curatorial Experience

2014, 2013 Curator at the Media Archaeology Lab

2014, 2013 Curator at the Brakhage Center for the Media Arts


Teaching Experience

2016 Assistant Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology – Humanities under/graduate lecture. COM381/541: Information Structure & Retrieval

2016, 2015 Assistant Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology – Humanities under/graduate lecture. COM 424 – 01 Document Design.

2016, 2014 Assistant Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology – Humanities under/graduate seminar. COM-02/580-05 Environmental Media.

2014 Instructor at the University of Colorado, Boulder – Journalism and Mass Communication graduate seminar. JOUR 6871 Special Topics: Digital Curation

2013 Instructor at the University of Colorado, Boulder – Journalism and Mass Communication graduate seminar. JOUR6871: Research Archive. Aggregate. Curate. Disseminate. University of Colorado, Boulder.

2010 Instructor at Concordia University Communication Studies undergraduate class. COMS 325: Approaches to Research in Communication and Cultural Studies. Concordia University.

2009 Instructor at Concordia University, Communication Studies graduate class. COMS 570: Intermedia Production, Graduate Diploma. Concordia University.

2008 Multimedia Instructor at Studio XX (2004, 2007) Instructor for new media feminist artist-run centre; teaching Flash, Photoshop and Dreamweaver.


Teaching Assistant

2007 Teaching Assistant for Intermedia (Production, Intermedia II. Department of Communications, Concordia University.

2006 Teaching Assistant for Intermedia (Production, Intermedia II. Department of Communications, Concordia University.

2005 Teaching Assistant for the Simone DeBeauvoir Institute Women’s Studies Department, Concordia University.