U of T Communications breaking news experts list

June 24, 2015: U of T’s BREAKING NEWS EXPERTS

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Jenna Jacobson
PhD Candidate
Faculty of Information
Mobile: 416-230-8050
jenna.jacobson@mail.utoronto.ca
Expertise: Digital culture, social media, youth and media 

Iran nuke talks

Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi
Professor
St. George Campus
University of Toronto Mississauga
Department of History
Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
Office: 416-951-2495
Home: 416-767-2064
m.tavakoli@utoronto.ca
Expertise: Iran, Islam, Modern Middle East
Persian diaspora 

Amir Hassanpour
Associate Professor (Ret.)
St.George Campus
Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
Office: 416-946-5216, 416-978-3306
amir.hassanpour@utoronto.ca
Expertise: Canadian ethnic and alternative media
Mass media of the Middle East
Modern politics and culture of Iran, Iraq
Nationalism and social movements in the Middle East 

South Carolina Taking Down Confederate Flag

Jeannine DeLombard
Associate Professor
Department of English
Centre for the Study of the United States
Tel: 626-537-8144, 416-946-8011
Email: j.delombard@utoronto.ca
Expertise: African-American literature, history, culture,
Race and law, slavery

George Elliott Clarke
Professor
Department of English
Tel: 416-946-3143
Email: georgeelliott.clarke@utoronto.ca
Expertise: African/American/Canadian Poetry,
Anti-racism initiatives

PRIDE 2015

Allison Burgess
Sexual and Gender Diversity Officer
Faculty of Medicine
Tel: 416-946-8628
Expertise: Gender and sexuality,
Queer studies

Brenda Cossman
Professor
Faculty of Law
Tel: 416-978-8103
Email: b.cossman@utoronto.ca
Expertise: Censorship, pornography, freedom of expression
Gay and lesbian legal issues, same sex couples, same sex marriage
Sexuality and the law, women and the law 

·         For PRIDE Week, please check out LGBTQ initiative The Change Room Project at Hart House, which tackles the locker room experiences