Jaigris Hodson, MA
E-mail: jaigris [dot] hodson [at] royalroads [dot] ca
Jaigris Hodson (B.A. Royal Roads University, M.A. York/Ryerson) is a Ph.D. candidate in the joint Communication and Culture program at York and Ryerson Universities. Her M.A. research focused on applying Habermas’ theory of public reason to web 2.0 via three case studies of the participatory Internet applications Facebook, Cute Overload, and Boingboing.net. Her doctoral research focuses on the personal search and filtering practices of Canadian internet users as they relate to news gathering. She has presented at multiple conferences and has published articles in a number of journals, including the Canadian Journal of Communication.
When she's not wandering the hallowed halls of York or Royal Roads Universities, Jaigris is a performance artist who specializes in revealing the taken-for-granted assumptions about gender and sexuality. She also works as a social media consultant for businesses and non-profits in the GTA. For further information on Jaigris' Academic and professional work please visit jaigrishodson.com