Debra Pentecost, Ph.D.

Areas of focus

  • Methods of audience reception
  • Visual representations of war and trauma
  • Documentary film, challenges of storytelling
  • Media framing of social issues


Teaching areas

  • Methods, including analysis of content and the audience
  • Political economy of the media industries, within Canada and globally
  • Propaganda, persuasion, and promotion
  • Film about media
  • Cultural Studies



BA, Simon Fraser University (Communication)
MA, York University (Sociology)
Ph.D., Simon Fraser University (Communication)