Sarah Matheson

Associate Professor

PhD, Critical Studies, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
MA, Critical Studies, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
BA (Honours) Film Studies, Queen’s University

Office: SBH 332
905-688-5550 x4395

Sarah Matheson (PhD, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts) teaches courses in television studies, Canadian television, popular culture theory and taste and cultural politics. Her research is in the area television studies with particular focus on Canadian television.

I’m interested in supervising projects in the areas of television studies, Canadian popular culture, and gender and popular culture.

  • Television studies
  • Canadian television
  • Gender and television
  • Urbanism and popular culture
  • “Feminist Television or Television for Women?: Revisiting the Launch of Canada’s ‘Women’s Television Network.'” In Television for Women: New Directions. Ed. Rachel Mosely, Helen Wheatley, Helen Wood. New York: Routledge, 2017. (pp.151-161).
  • “Televising Toronto in the 1960s: Wojeck and the Urban Crime Drama.” In Detecting Canada: Essays on Canadian Detective Fiction, Film, and Television. Ed. Jeannette Sloniowski and Marilyn Rose. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014. (pp. 229-255).
  • “Television, Nation and National Security: The CBC’s The Border.” In Parallel Encounters: Culture and the Canada-US Border. Ed. Gillian Roberts and David Stirrip. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013. (pp. 61-77).
  • Canadian Television: Text and Context (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012). Edited with Marian Bredin and Scott Henderson.
  • “Television, Citizenship and the Situation Comedy in Canada: Cultural Diversity and Little Mosque on the Prairie.” In Canadian Television: Text and Context. Ed. Marian Bredin, Scott Henderson and Sarah A. Matheson. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012. (pp.153-172).
  • “Shopping, Makeovers and Nationhood: Reality TV and Women’s Programming in Canada.” In The Tube Has Spoken: Reality TV and History. Julie Anne Taddeo and Ken Dvorak (eds.). Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky (2009).
  • Cultural Theory and Popular Culture
  • Television Studies
  • Canadian Television
  • Taste and Cultural Politics