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Associate Professor, Communication and Culture, Toronto Metropolitan University

Jeremy Shtern is associate professor and a founding faculty member in the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University. He currently serves as Graduate Program Director in the York/Ryerson Joint MA/PhD in Communication and Culture. Dr. Shtern’s research and teaching focuses on transformations in the structure and governance of communication industries and creative work as they reorganize around globalization and digital technologies.

Among other contributions, he is co-author of two books: Media Divides: Communication Rights and the Right to Communicate in Canada, and Digital Solidarities: Communication Policy and Multi-stakeholder Global Governance The Legacy of the World Summit on the Information Society. He is also author or co-author on a dozen journal articles and book chapters and has made more than 30 paper presentations at scholarly conferences. Dr. Shtern's list of invited guest lectures includes visits to the Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, and a Keynote at a 2014 International Conference hosted by the Centre for Culture, Media and Governance, at JMI in New Delhi, India. Professor Shtern is an innovative and entrepreneurial researcher whose research adds value to Ryerson and provides opportunities for its students. Since completing his SSHRC, and FRQSC, funded PhD and post-docs, Dr. Shtern’s research program has been supported with more than $250 000 in external research funding.

Dr. Shtern founded and directs the Global Communication Governance Research Lab at Ryerson. Jeremy has served as the co-chair of the communication policy task force of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) since 2011 and just completed a term on the executive board of the Canadian Communication Association, (CCA) in the summer of 2015. Dr. Shtern has served on review juries for SSHRC, FRQSC, the Open Society Foundation and the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and has peer-reviewed for leading journals and publishers. He teaches undergraduate courses in the Ryerson School of Creative Industries and regularly teaches and supervises in the York/Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Ryerson University


  • 2009 
    Université de Montréal, PhD