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Markus Reisenleitner is Professor of Humanities at York University and Director of the Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. Before joining York’s Division of Humanities in 2006, he taught at the University of Vienna, the Vienna campus of the University of Oregon’s International Program, the University of Alberta, and Lingnan University in Hong Kong, where he was Head of the Department of Cultural Studies from 2004–2006. Markus Reisenleitner is editor-in-chief of Imaginations: Revue d’études interculturelles de l’image / Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies and past president of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association.

Research interests

Professor Reisenleitner's research focusses on the intersections and socio-political implications of popular culture, digital culture, the urban, and fashion. For a full list of publications and research-related activities as well as supervision of graduate students, please refer to the list of publications or the academic c.v. in pdf format.

Current service

  • Graduate Program Director, Communication and Culture, York University (2022-)
  • Chair, Faculty Council, Faculty of Graduate Studies (2022-2023)
  • Member, Executive of the Department of Humanities (since 2020)
  • Member, Executive of the Graduate Program in Humanities (since 2019)
  • Member, Open Access Steering Committee, York University
  • Recent teaching

  • CLTR/HUMA 3140 – Digital Culture in the Humanities (Fall/Winter 2021-22
  • CMCT 6105 – Culture & Values in Popular Media (Fall 2021)
  • HUMA 6500 – Advanced Practices and Methodologies in Humanities Research (Fall 2021)
  • HUMA 6337 – Digital Cultures and Social Justice: Histories, Methodologies, Critiques (Winter 2022)
  • Recent publications

    Recent presentations