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Stephen Crocker

Associate Professor (Ph.D. York University)


Sociological Specialties/Areas of Interest

  • Social and political thought
  • Media
  • Phenomenology
  • Globalization
  • Imperialism

Dr. Crocker has written about the concept of the future in philosophy and social theory, and about speed and contingency as political and cultural problems. His work has appeared in a variety of scholarly publications, including Cultural Values, Philosophy Today, Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Continental Philosophy, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, Glimpse: Media and Phenomenology and various anthologies. He is interested in the phenomenological and sensory qualities of media, and the concept of mediation in the work of Michel Serres, Giorgio Agamben, and Gilles Deleuze, among others. He has studied the development of participatory media in Canada and India, and state and culture in post Confederation Newfoundland. Currently, he is writing about the culture of imperialism in Newfoundland and India in the 1930's. Dr. Crocker teaches courses in social theory, media, and globalization and regularly lectures on culture and social philosophy in the Master of Philosophy in Humanities program.

Selected Publications

  • "Hauled Kicking and Screaming into Modernity: Globalization and Non-synchronicity in Post-war Newfoundland, Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 3.
  • "The Fogo Process: Participatory Video in a Globalizing World." In Shirley A. White (Ed.) Participatory Video: Images that Transform and Empower. London: Sage.
  • "Global Multiplicities," Glimpse: Journal of the Society for Phenomenology and Media, Vol. 4.
  • "Into the Interval: On Deleuze's Reversal of time and Movement," Continental Philosophy Review, Vol. 34.