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Alexandra Boutros

Alexandra Boutros

Associate Professor of Cultural and Communication Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
After receiving my PhD in Communication Studies from McGill University in 2006, and prior to joining Laurier, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Religion and Media at New York University (2006-2008). My research and scholarly work falls within the fields of Communication and Cultural Studies. I was on-site chair of the Canadian Association for Cultural Studies from 2012-2016. I am currently book review editor for TOPIA: Canadian Journal for Cultural Studies. I am also currently the president of the Canadian branch of IASPM (International Association for the Study of Popular Music).
My research is generally concerned with the intersection of media, technology, and identity within the context of religious, social and cultural movements. I have worked extensively within the field of religion and media with my own work exploring Haitian Vodou in the diaspora, how new media and technology shape diasporic experience, and representations of Vodou and Voodoo in popular culture.

Other research focuses on social networking around conceptualizations of the Black diaspora and Black technologized subjectivity. This work takes many forms, most extensively in an examination of hip hop as both alternative media and public discourse in Canada.

Recent work on social networking and alternative media explores discourses of alternative health.

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The epic beef between rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake has once again demonstrated the linguistic acrobatics of rap culture. The feud has seen both artists release multiple tracks where they lyrically diss each other....

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