Anne MacLennan

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Anne MacLennan is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University and the York graduate program director of the York-Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture. Among her current research projects are a book on early Canadian radio programming and her SSHRC funded three-year research project entitled, “Remembering Radio: The Canadian Radio Audience in the 1930s”. This work investigates how Canadians listened to radio in their everyday lives. Her current work includes a SSHRC Insight Grant, “Seeing, Selling, and Situating Radio in Canada, 1922-1956” with Michael Windover of Carleton University. She recently published “Cultural Imperialism of the North? The Expansion of CBC’s Northern Service and Community Radio” in the Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media , “Resistance to Regulation: Early Canadian Broadcaster and Listeners,” in Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada. Andrea Langlois, Ron Sakolsky and Marian van der Zon eds., New Star Books, 2010 and “Women, Radio and the Depression: A “Captive” Audience from Household Hints to Story Time and Serials” in Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Her work is concerned with radio, media history, popular culture, social welfare, women and communication studies.

  • Work
    • York University, Toronto
  • Education
    • PhD Concordia, MA & BA Honours McGill University