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Gardner, Paula BW


Paula Gardner is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia, the Asper Chair in Communications, and the director of the Pulse Lab at McMaster University. Her research interests include feminist media studies, digital culture, and biometric technological practices. Paula’s media background allows her to explore research using various production mediums. The ABLE project (Arts Based Therapies Enabling Longevity for Geriatric Outpatients) brings together researchers from five McMaster Faculties to develop technologies that will enhance the cognitive, physical and emotional health of frail older adults. 


  • BA, Political Science and Creative Writing, State University of New York at Potsdam
  • MA, Media Studies, New School University
  • PhD, Communication and Media Studies, University of Massachusetts
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