BOOKS – PUBLISHED
• Screening Truth to Power: A Reader on Documentary Activism (Montreal: Cinema Politica, 2014), Co-edited with Svetla Turnin
• Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010), Co-edited with Thomas Waugh and Michael Brendan Baker
BOOKS – IN PRODUCTION
• Insiders/Outsiders: The Cultural Politics and Ethics of Indigenous Representation and Participation in Canada’s Media Arts, co-edited with Dana Claxton, Wilfrid Laurier University Press
• The Cultural Politics of the Hot Docs Film Festival, Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press
• Documentary Film Festivals: History, Politics, Industry, Co-edited with Aida Vallejo
ACADEMIC CHAPTERS, ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS
• “The Program is Political: Documentary, Festivals and the Politics of Programming,” In InsUrgent Media from the Front: A Global Media Activism Reader, Indiana University Press, Stephen Charbonneau and Christopher Robe (eds.), forthcoming
• “Dinner and a Movie, then the Revolution,” Co-authored with Svetla Turnin, In Activist Film Festivals: Towards a Political Subject, Sonia Tascon and Tyson Wils (eds.), Amsterdam: Intellect.
• “Interview with Ezra Winton, Director of Programming at Cinema Politica,” Special Dossier on Documentary Festivals, as part of Special Issue, Other Networks: Expanding Filim Festival Perspectives, Synoptique, Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall 2015.
• “Canadian Cultural Policy in the Age of Media Abundance: Old Challenges, New Technologies,” Co-authored with Ira Wagman, In Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communications, 3rd and 4th editions, Nelson Education, 2012; 2009.
• “If a Revolution Is Screened and No One Is There to See It, Does It Make a Sound? Grassroots Distribution from Challenge for Change to Cinema Politica,” Co-authored with Jason Garrison, In Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada, Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010.
Good for the Heart and Soul, Good for Business: The Cultural Politics of Documentary at the Hot Docs Film Festival, PhD Dissertation, Carleton University (Communication Studies), 2013. My PhD dissertation takes a close look at the complex and influential documentary cultural institution known as Hot Docs – the world’s second largest international documentary film festival (after IDFA in Amsterdam). My thesis was successfully defended on December 18th, 2013 and the full PDF can be directly downloaded here.
The Spaces Between: Documentary Distribution and Exhibition as Counterpublics, MA Thesis, Concordia University (Media Studies), 2007. Like most MA theses, it’s rough around the edges. Despite that fact, I’m making it available to anyone interested enough to read through it. You can download the 256 page PDF here.
• A Structured Inequity: Further reflections following Hot Docs 2017 on Indigenous representation in Canada’s documentary industry, POV online, May 19, 2017
• Upping the Anti: Documentary, Capitalism and Liberal Consensus in an Age of Austerity, POV Magazine, Issue 92, Winter 2013
• New Nordic Documentary Cinema: Making Identity Visible, POV Magazine, Issue 83, Fall 2011
• “A Film Festival Grows Up: Hot Docs Forges a Community while Celebrating, Promoting and Supporting a Marginalized Cinematic Culture”, POV Magazine, Issue 82, Summer 2011
• Beyond the Textbook: Documentaries as Tools for Teaching, POV Magazine, Issue 77, Spring 2010
• “Multiculturalism, Radical Outcasts and Superheroes: The Education/Documentary Space of Discover, POV Magazine, Issue 80, Winter 2010
• “A Documentary Decade” (PDF), POV Magazine, Issue 66, Winter 2007
• “CinemaNet Europe: A Digital Doc Armada”, POV Magazine, Issue 64, Winter 2006