Dr. Katherine Bell
Ph.D, University of Washington, Seattle
M.A., York University, Toronto
Katherine M. Bell teaches media and cultural studies in the undergraduate core and journalism in the Media Production Option. Her research explores celebrity as a form of cultural authority in 21st-century social and political life, and its relationship to race, gender, and sexuality. She worked as a journalist for more than 20 years, mainly with The Canadian Press news agency as a reporter, editor, and newsroom manager. As a reporter she focused on issues involving the environment, industrial development, and First Nations communities. She is currently Director of the Graduate Program in Communication and Faculty Coordinator for The Pioneer student-run newspaper and online news site.