Dwayne Avery



Associate Professor


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Film & Television Studies (York University, University of Toronto)
  • PhD, Communications (McGill University) 
  • MPhil, Philosophy (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  • BA (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Contact Information

Research Interests

Media Studies, Film Studies, Urban Media and Cultures, Motherhood Studies

Selected Publications

Books and Edited Collections

  • Unhomely Cinema: Home and Place in Global Cinema. Anthem Press, 2014.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Mothering from Afar: Cinema and the Ambivalence of Transnational Motherhood.” Mothers, Mothering and Globalization, edited by Dorsía Smith Silva, Laila Malik, and Abigail Palko, Demeter Press, 2017, pp. 15-33. 
  • “Every Child Needs a Father: The Shield and the Postfeminist Desire for Single Motherhood.” Motherhood and Lone/Single Parenting: A 21st Century Perspective, edited by Maki Motapanyane, Demeter Press, 2016, pp. 72-95. 
  • “TV’s New Dads: Sensitive Fatherhood and the Return of Hegemonic Masculinity.” Essential Breakthroughs: Conversations about Men, Mothers, and Mothering, edited by Fiona Green and Gary Lee Pelletier, Demeter Press, 2015, pp. 129-147.
  • “(Un)Homely Revolt in Laurent Cantet’s Time Out.” Cinemascope, vol. 16, 2011, http://cinemiz.net/cifj/?p=23. 
  • “The Future Is Behi-nd You – The Reclamation of Place in Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind.” Movement: A Media Studies Journal, vol. 1, no. 1, 2010, http://www.movementjournal.com/issue_1.1_futures_of_cinema/01_future_is_behind_avery.html.

Current Research Projects

  • Anthropocene Narratives
  • Ruin Photography
  • Mobile Media and Home

Regularly Taught Courses


  • CMST 2001
  • CMST 4001

Honours and Graduate Supervision 

Urban and Architectural Space in Media, Mobile Media and Conceptions of Home, Environmental Narratives, Post-Apocalyptic Narratives, Ruins in Media