David C. Jackson


Western University, London, ON
PhD Media Studies
Expected 2015

Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
Certificate in University Teaching

Western University, London, ON
Master of Library and Information Sciences

Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
Master of Arts, English Language and Literature
Thesis Title: Even Radio Waves Have Form: Dictation, Otherness, and Language in Jean Cocteau’s Orphée and Jack Spicer’s Poetry.

Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
Bachelor of Arts, English


media and activism; sound studies; spatial justice; experimental media; cultural theory; popular culture; popular music; urban studies; media studies; critical theory; queer theory; gender and culture; aesthetics; spectacular culture; media analysis; communications theory; affect theory; everyday life; cultures of resistance; piracy; copyright; Autonomist Marxism; culture and globalization; improvisation.


Media Piracy: Cultures, Politics and Histories (CUPE 4600 Unit 2)
Carleton University, Department of Communications
Fall 2013; Fall 2014

Introduction to media piracy and its historical, cultural, and political contexts. Issues of intellectual property, ownership and the culture of copying, which are pivotal to contemporary debates about media, knowledge access, globalization, and cultural distribution, are examined through contemporary cultural practices.

Popular Culture and Communications
University of Ottawa, Department of Communications
Fall 2014

Introduction to the theories and histories of popular culture and communication. Issues of representing gender, race, sexuality, the nature of reality; spectacular, mass, and folk cultures; subcultures and countercultures are analyzed using examples from film, television, graphic novels, and aesthetic and political movements.

Globalization and Communication
University of Ottawa, Department of Communications
Winter 2014; Winter 2015

Introduction to the theories and histories of globalization and communication. Issues of space and time, the global city, the circulation of neoliberal discourses, cultural capital, and the network society are analyzed using contemporary cultural practices.

Graduate Teaching Assistant
September 2008 to April 2010
Western University, London (ON)

Delivered and explained course material and assisted professors with courses “The Matter of Technology,” “Media in Society” and “Mapping Media and Cultural Theory”.
Competently devised lessons, lead group discussions, corrected assignments, provided student feedback. Effectively taught students to complex social and cultural theories of communication and media studies through a creative study and analysis of film, literature, graphic novels, technology, philosophy and critical theory.


Community Manager and Research Assistant
October 2012 to May 2013
Western University, London (ON)
• Administer social media presence of the Pirate Organization through Twitter and Facebook. Gained over 1000 followers on Twitter.
• Redesign and management of
• Create and maintain promotional press kit for What is the Pirate Organization?
• Co-author blog posts and synopsis reports of media issues involving piracy.
• Manage international film festival submissions.

Project Manager and Research Assistant
May to September 2008
Western University, London (ON)
• Research assistant for $41 000 SSHRC research grant on the representation of homelessness and diversity in Canadian newspapers, 1980 to 2007 for Dr. Amanda Grzyb.
• Assessed research feasibility, gathered requirements, and executed project plan for three national and nine regional newspapers.
• Supervised a team of six graduate students.
• Executed and maintained program management processes and disciplines in the areas of program scheduling and quality management, communications management, human resource management, and change management.


Associate Programming and Artistic Director Improvising Musicians of the Ottawa and Outaouais (IMOO)
Ottawa, Ontario
• Assist, supervise and manage programming for IMOO.
• Administer social media presence.
• Liaise with community to foster outreach and positive community impact through culturally engaged activities.

Host Live Without Dead Time on CHUO 89.1 FM
Ottawa, Ontario
• Volunteer radio position
• Assist, supervise, and manage programming for radio show.
• Liaise with community to foster outreach and positive community impact through culturally engaged activities.


Bianca Go (BA), Carleton University ¬— supervisor, August 2014.
“A Discourse Analysis of the Fourth Estate: Wikileaks, Whistleblowers, and Traitors.”


University of Western Ontario, Western Graduate Research Scholarship (WGRS). $4000. Awarded summer, 2007-2010.



Controlled Burn: Re-Imagining Space in Bill Dixon’s 17 Musicians in Search of a Sound. Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium 2012: Pedagogy and Praxis: Improvisation as Social Justice and Social Responsibility. Guelph University. Panel Presentation. Improvised Placemaking: Communities in Action. September 6, 2012.

Political Sound Art: Field Recording the Capitalist City. Sound Changes: Music and Social Justice Symposium. Carleton University. Panel Presentation. The Musical Politics and Poetics of Spaces, Places and Bodies. February 24-25, 2012.


Resonant Cities: Soundscape, Space and Culture. Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium 2010: Improvising Bodies. Guelph University. Panel Presentation. Bodily Knowledge, Cultural Memory, Public Space. September 8, 2010.

Sound/Politics: Towards a Minor History. Conference: Spaces of Violence, Sites of Resistance: Music, Media and Performance. University of Regina, International Association for the Study of Popular Music Canada. Panel Presentation, Music as Torture, Music as Shield. June 3-6, 2010.

Fabricating Soundscapes: An Exercise in Militant Sound Investigation. Conference: NCOUNTERS: Living in a World of Sound and Noise, University of Alberta, Graduate Music Students’ Association. Panel Presentation and Performance, Extending Bodies. March 5-7, 2010.


2014 Rosane Araujo, The City is Me (Intellect, the University of Chicago Press, 2013) Forthcoming in Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies.

Lars J. Kristiansen, Joseph R. Blaney, Philip J. Chidester and Brent K. Simonds, Screaming for Change: Articulating a Unifying Philosophy of Punk Rock (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010) Forthcoming in Democratic Communique.

2010 Harris M. Berger, Stance: Ideas About Emotion, Style, and Meaning for the Study of Expressive Culture (Wesleyan University Press, 2010) in Critical Studies in Improvisation, 6:2 (2010).

2007 Nicholas Ruiz III, The Metaphysics of Capital (Intertheory Press, 2006). Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies, 2007 (electronic publication).


2014 “What is Media Archaeology?” Carleton University, Department of Communications. May 27.


Canadian Communications Association (ACC-CCA).
Union for Democratic Communications (UDC).


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