Keynote Speaker 2017

Hannah McGregor

Hannah McGregor is an Assistant Professor in Publishing at Simon Fraser University. Her research and teaching interests address the histories and futures of print culture and new media in Canada, with a focus on Canadian middlebrow magazines, and podcasting as both self-publishing and public pedagogy.

McGregor completed her PhD at TransCanada Institute at the University of Guelph in 2013, and her research focused on contemporary white Canadian women’s representations of distant suffering. She held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta, where her project, “Modern Magazines Project Canada,” examined magazines as a form of new media technology responsible for shaping the twentieth century consumer-publics.

She also received a SSHRC Connection grant for “Magazines and/as Media: Methodological Challenges in Periodical Studies” with Paul Hjartarson and Faye Hammill. Papers from this workshop can be found in special issues of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies 6.2 and English Studies in Canada 41.1.

Alongside Marcelle Kosman, McGregor also creates Witch, Please, a fortnightly podcast about the Harry Potter world. They have shared their public pedagogy and its relationship to fandom on numerous platforms, including CBC Edmonton AM, the Edmonton Journal, Ravishly, and at fan expos around Canada.

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