The Research Team

Principle Researcher

Evan Light is an assistant professor of communication and organizations at the School of Translation and the creator of Border Probes. He holds a Ph.D. in communication from the Université du Québec à Montréal. His research touches on the areas of surveillance and privacy, communication and telecommunications policy, participatory democracy, community and independent media, social movements, the radio spectrum and investor activism. Evan is a faculty member of Glendon’s School of Translation Communications Program, the York & Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture, and Glendon’s Masters of Public and International Affairs. He is also a member of the Algorithmic Media Observatory and a membre associé of the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur l’information, la communication et le société (CRICIS).  Evan’s original research and translations have been published in a wide variety of venues. You can find his full research profile here: Glendon Faculty.

Research Assistant

Sarah Naumes is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Program in Political Science at York University in Toronto. Her current research focuses on the ways that pain and trauma are theorized and experienced in the Canadian and US militaries. She has published on narrative and autoethnography in Millennium: Journal of International Studies and Journal of Narrative Politics. Sarah has been the recipient of a Social Science and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and Nathanson Centre Graduate Fellowship.

Research Assistant

Kyler Zeleny is a Canadian photographer-researcher and author of Out West (2014) and Found Polaroids (2017). He received his masters from Goldsmiths College, University of London, in Photography and Urban Cultures. His work has been exhibited internationally in 12 countries. He is a founding member of the Association of Urban Photographers (AUP), a guest editor for the Imaginations Journal for Cross-Cultural Image Studies and a guest publisher with The Velvet Cell. Kyler is currently a doctoral candidate in the joint Communication and Culture program at Ryerson and York University. To view more of his work visit his website.

Research Assistant

Aliya Amarshi is in the final stages of completing her PhD in Sociology at York University. Her doctoral research makes a case for the relevance of emotions in political movements. Specifically, she engages in a self-reflexive analysis of some recent trends and practices within anti-racist feminism, in order to explore how psychic disposition(s) influence political aims. Aliya is also a candidate at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto, where she is training to become psychotherapist.

This research project has been generously supported by York University, Glendon Campus – Junior Faculty Grant and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).