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COMS 426Television Studies


COMS 385Intermediate Video Production


Concordia Documentary Centre


WITNESS Video Advocacy Institute
View edited interviews of several of the participants of the 2008 VAI, as well as 5 participant video portraits of
Benny Farm produced as part of the training.


Martin Allor


BA, Sociology, Oakland University

PhD, Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

My areas of specialization are Cultural Studies, Media Theory and Analysis, Documentary Studies, and Social Discourse Analysis. I teach a variety of courses in the areas of theory and methods in communication and cultural studies, discourse analysis, cultural policy, and media and documentary at the undergraduate and graduate levels. My research interests address culture and governmentality (particularly within Quebec), reception studies, media and cultural theory, and social discourse analysis. I have co-authored (with Michelle Gagnon) L’État de Culture: Généologie Discursive des Politiques Culturelles Québécoises (Montréal: grecc, 1994; second edition 1997). My research has appeared in journals such as Topia, Public, Culture and Policy, Screen, Communication, Discours social/social discourse, the Canadian Journal of Communication, and Critical Studies in Mass Communication.

I am currently a co-researcher in the SSHRC funded Concordia Documentary Centre which unites scholars and documentary practitioners in a critical interrogation of the current conditions of the production, circulation and reception of documentary discourses. In the summers of 2007 and 2008, along with my colleague Liz Miller, we partnered with the New York NGO WITNESS to provide an intensive Video Advocacy Institute to 58 human rights activists from 45 countries.

Last update: December 09, 2013 – 12:17