Jody BerlandProfessor of Humanitiesat York University
Jody Berland is Professor, Department of Humanities, York University, Toronto, Canada. She has written more than 50 articles, book chapters and catalogue essays on the dynamic connections between music, technology, culture, place, and nature. Her book Virtual Menageries in Network Cultures (MIT Press, Leonardo Books 2018) traces the role of animals as mediators between humans and new connective technologies. Her book North of Empire: Essays on Cultural Technologies and the Production of Space (Duke University Press 2009) was awarded the Canadian Communication Association’s G.J. Robinson book prize in 2010. Berland is Principle Investigator of the SSHRC funded project, “Digital Animalities: Media Representations of Nonhuman Life in the Age of Risk.” She is Editor Emerita of TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, and Visiting Professor, Centre for Human Animal Studies, Edge Hill University, UK. She has served as visiting scholar with Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London; School of the Arts, NYU; Centre for Education, Equity, Identity and Culture, UBC; School of Communications, Edith Cowan University, Perth; and Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, Griffiths University, Australia.