Nicolette Little, PhD, is a lecturer with the University of Alberta's Media and Technology Studies program. Her research interests include grassroots media interventions in gender-based violence (GBV), mediated memorialization and memory, and online misogyny.
Nicolette advised the federal government’s Status of Women Committee for its 2017 Violence Against Young Women and Girls (VAYWAG) study and advises national media (e.g., CBC & Toronto Star) as well. Her recent publications include “GBV-Related Mourning on a Social Network Site: Leah Parsons’ ‘Facebooked’ Grief and the Angel Rehtaeh Parsons Page” (2019) and “Social Media ‘Ghosts’: How Facebook (Meta) Memories Complicates Healing for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence” (Feminist Media Studies, 2022). Last year, she contributed to a CBC podcast, Boys Like Me (2021), on topics related to gendered hate online.
Formerly, Nicolette was an English and Communications Professor at Sheridan College (ON, 2009-2016), where she spearheaded initiatives to raise awareness about consent, both at the college and in the surrounding communities. For these efforts, Nicolette received the United Way’s Top 20 Under 40 Award (2015) and an Everyday Hero Professor’s Award (Sheridan College, 2016). Nicolette’s PhD and MA research were funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; she is a recipient of provincial and private research grants; and she received national finalist recognition by the Trudeau Foundation of Canada for her leadership, community advocacy, and research efforts.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2007, 2018); Top 20 Under 40 (United Way); Trudeau Foundation National Finalist