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Persaud, Jerry

Ph.D. York University
M.A. Sociology, York University
B.A. (Combined Honors) Sociology and Political Science


Department: Digital Media & Journalism
Office: CSB 52
Phone: (845) 257-2631

Assistant Professor & Assoc. Chair; Emergency Responder; Bldg. Supv.

Department: Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: CSB 42
Phone: (845) 257-2631

Career History

Taught at Atkinson College, Humber College Institute of Technology, York University, University of Toronto, Scarborough.

Teaching Interests

Communication and Dissenting Voices
Communication Among Cultures
Nonverbal Communication & Semiotics
Food and Cultural Studies
Hip Hop Culture / American Studies/Culture
Diversity in Media
Media Criticism
Sociology of Knowledge & Everyday Life
Media and Society
Media & Film Theories
Critical Criminology and Crime Studies
Popular Culture American & International
Ethnographic Studies
Race as Intellectual Discourse
Nationhood and Anxiety
Text and Textuality
Self and Technology
Absurdity/Weird/ Freaks and 'Others'

Research/Creative Activity

Media Aesthetics, Popular Culture, Critical Mass Communication, Cultural Studies, Theory, Hip Hop, Semiotics, The Body, Critical Criminology/Crime, Race and Ethnicity, Food & Water, Urban Culture/Cities, Everyday Life, Caribbean Society and Culture, Fatness Studies, Cinema, Historiography (literary), Social/Cultural History, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

John O'Neill Award for Teaching Excellence, York University

Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations

Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association (MAPCA)
Southern Conference of African American Studies (SCAASI)
New York Africana Studies Association (NYASA)
National Communication Association (NCA - inactive)
Canadian Studies of American Culture ( CSAC - inactive)
Canadian Criminology Association (CCA - inactive)
Canadian Learneds Societies (CLS - inactive)
North American Society for Sports Sociology (NASSS - inactive)
Center for Research on Latin American & the Caribbean (CERLAC)