ACADEMIC

SELECT REFEREED CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Cameron, L. (2021). No way to live: Fat bodies on reality television. In J. Greenberg & C. Elliott (Eds.). Communication and Health: Media, Marketing and Risk. United States: Palgrave, 39-55.
  • Cameron, L. & Webber, K. T. (2021). “A work in progress: Advancing intersectionality in and through queer television.” In T. Carilli & J. Campbell (Eds.), Intersectional Media: Representations of Marginalized Individuals. United States: Rowman & Littlefield, 37-50. 
  • Oliver, D. & Cameron, L. (2021). “We’re number fat!”: Reflections on Fat Fastpitch with The Heavy Hitters. Fat Studies. DOI: 10.1080/21604851.2021.1907111
  • Cameron, L. (2020). Thickening fat: Fat bodies, intersectionality, and social justice by M. Friedman, C. Rice & J. Rinaldi (Eds.). Fat Studies 9(2), 190-192.
  • Cameron, L. (2020). Eugenics. In C. Myers (Ed.), BIG: Thoughts on a plus-size life. Canada: Caitlin Press Inc. (p. 1-9).
  • Cameron, L. (2019). Bodies on screen: Merging fat activism with feminist documentary filmmaking. Fat Studies 9(2), 163-174.
  • Cameron, L. (2019). Fat tactics: The rhetoric and structure of the Fat Acceptance movement by Erec Smith. Fat Studies 9(1), 72-74.
  • Cameron, L. (2019). The ‘good fatty’ is a dancing fatty: Fat subcultures in reality television. Fat Studies 8(3), 259-278. 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • CMNS355 Technology of Gender and Sexuality, Simon Fraser University; Summer 2022
  • CMNS110 Introduction to Communications, Simon Fraser University; Summer 2022
  • CMNS253 Introduction to Information Technology: The New Media, Simon Fraser University; Spring 2022
  • CMNS455W Women and New Information Technologies, Simon Fraser University; Summer 2020, Summer 2021, Fall 2021

TEACHING ASSISTANT EXPERIENCE

  • CMNS258 History of Sound in Media, Simon Fraser University; Spring 2022
  • CMNS426 Video Design for Social Communication, Simon Fraser University; Spring 2022
  • CMNS355 Technology of Gender and Sexuality, Simon Fraser University; Fall 2021
  • CMNS110 Introduction to Communications, Simon Fraser University; Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2019 (Tutor Marker), Fall 2019
  • CMNS322 Documentary Media, Simon Fraser University; Spring 2019
  • CMNS326 Applied Media Workshop (On The Hill), Simon Fraser University; Summer 2017
  • CMNS221 Media and Popular Culture, Simon Fraser University; Fall 2015, Fall 2016
  • FEM3106 Women and Development, University of Ottawa; Spring 2013
  • HUMR1001 Introduction to Human Rights, Carleton University; Fall 2011-Spring 2012

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Research Assistant – Distributed Networks: Media Archaeologies of Educational TV and Communication Studies in Canada, 1945-1975 September 2020 – December 2020. Supervisor: Dr. Zoë Druick
  • Research Assistant – The Legacy of NFB’s Studio D. August 2017 – April 2020. Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Sullivan
  • Research Assistant/Indigenous Community Liaison Coordinator – Critical Understandings of Land and Place. August 2018 – August 2019. Supervisor: Dr. Amy Parent, John Born (Teaching and Learning Centre)

PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Conference Coordinator – Media Education Summit, 2022-2023
  • Reviewer – Fat Studies, 2021
  • Reviewer – Humanity and Society, 2021
  • Member and Peer Reviewer – 2020 Annual Conference Committee, Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes Association
  • Graduate Representative – 2019 Admissions Committee, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
  • PhD Graduate Representative – 2018-2019 Graduate Program Committee, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
  • Peer Reviewer – 2018 Submission Screening Committee for the Emerging Scholars Network, International Association for Media and Communication Research
  • Graduate Representative – 2017-2018 Hiring Committee (News, Social Media and Public Communication), School of Communication, Simon Fraser University

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Foundations of Intercultural Development for Faculty, 2022
    • Online course facilitated by Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist Faculty Relations, Work Integrated Learning (Student Services), and Human Resources at Simon Fraser University
  • San’yas Anti-Racism Indigenous Cultural Safety Training, 2022
    • Online training program developed by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) Aboriginal Health Program
  • Tools for Well-Being in the Classroom, 2022, Simon Fraser University
    • Community of instructors exploring pedagogical strategies to support student well-being in learning environments
  • Telus STORYHIVE Voices Program, 2022
  • Impact Producing Program, 2021, Story, Money, Impact
  • Doc Story Studio, 2014
  • Doc Accelerator Program, 2013, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival

SELECT OTHER REFEREED CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Conference Presentation: “Co-constructing Narratives About Fat Bodies in Team Sports”. Presenter. Congress 2020 of the Humanities and Social Sciences – Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes. London, ON; May 31, 2021
  • Conference Session: “Let Us Play: Interventions in Physical Recreation and Sport”. Panel Organizer and Presenter. Congress 2020 of the Humanities and Social Sciences – Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes. London, ON; May 31, 2021
  • Conference Presentation: “No Way To Live: Fat Bodies on Reality Television”. Presenter. Congress 2020 of the Humanities and Social Sciences – Canadian Sociological Association. London, ON; June 3, 2020 [Cancelled due to COVID-19]
  • Conference Presentation: “Challenge-ing Gender Expectations and Discourses on Reality Television”. Co-presenter. 2020 Popular Culture Association Conference – Television Studies. Philadelphia, PA. April 15-19, 2020 [Cancelled due to COVID-19]
  • Seminar: “Bodies on Screen: Merging Fat Activism with Feminist Documentary Filmmaking”. 7th Annual Weight Stigma Conference. London, ON. June 28, 2019 [Cancelled due to COVID-19]
  • Conference Presentation: “Queer Eye for the Homonationalist: How Netflix’s Queer Eye Defines a Valuable Body”. Presenter. Congress 2019 of the Humanities and Social Sciences – Canadian Communication Association. Vancouver, BC. June 3, 2019
  • Conference Session: “Feminist Interventions into Sport: Addressing Representations and Exclusions in Sport and Physical Culture”. Presenter. Congress 2019 of the Humanities and Social Sciences – Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes. Vancouver, BC. June 3, 2019
  • Conference Session: “The Sound of Difference in Outdoor Culture”. Co-Chair. North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. Vancouver, BC. November 3, 2018
  • Conference Presentation: “Fat Bodies in the Outdoors”. Presenter. North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. Vancouver, BC. November 1, 2018
  • Conference Presentation: Panel – “Bodies on Screen: Pleasurable and Political Possibilities of Feminist Documentary.” Congress 2018 of the Humanities and Social Sciences – Sexuality Studies Association. Regina, SK. May 27, 2018
  • Conference Panel: “No Fatty Left Behind: Fat Bodies and Outdoor Sports.” Chair and Presenter. 2018 Popular Culture Association Conference – Fat Studies. Indianapolis, IN. March 29, 2018 
  • Conference Presentation: “Body-positivity versus fat activism: The creation of fat subcultures in reality television.” 5th Annual Weight Stigma Conference. Prague, Czech Republic. June 6, 2017
  • Conference Presentation: “Fat Studies: Representation Vs. Experience.” Critical Studies Conference. Simon Fraser University. April 28 2017

SELECT NON-REFEREED CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Guest Lecture: “Fat People on Reality TV”. Special topics: Gender and Reality TV (GSWS321). Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Simon Fraser University; March 17, 202
  • Guest Lecture: “Representing (Dis)ability and Fatness in Content Creation.” Intersectionality and Knowledge Translation. School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University; February 1, 2022.
  • Screening and Discussion: “Fat Hiking Club”: Fat Bodies and Outdoor Sporting Culture. Fat Studies (GNDR3206). Department of Gender Studies, Memorial University. March 18, 2020 [Cancelled due to COVID-19]
  • Guest Lecture: “Integrating Fat Studies into Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology”. Active Health: Behaviour and Promotion (BPK 340). Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University. November 12, 2019
  • Guest Lecture: “The Optics of Non-Normative Bodies on Reality TV”. Special Topics – Gender and Celebrity Culture (GSWS318). Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Simon Fraser University. October 22, 2019
  • Lecture and Screening: “Merging Fat Activism and Feminist Filmmaking”. Women’s Resource Centre. Women’s and Gender Studies Department, University of Calgary. March 26, 2019
  • Panel: Mindful Conversations on Women’s Health. YYOGA, Vancouver. March 21, 2019
  • Lecture: Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy. Simon Fraser University. October 18, 2018
  • Guest Lecture: “Marginalized Bodies, Communication, and the Public Sphere”. Topics in Technology and Society (CMNS 353). School of Communication, Simon Fraser University. July 11, 2018
  • Guest Lecture: “Marginalized Bodies, Communication, and the Public Sphere”. Topics in Technology and Society (CMNS 353). School of Communication, Simon Fraser University. March 14, 2018
  • Guest Lecture: “Living and Learning Fat: Experiences in Academia and Activism”. Special Topics – Fat Studies: ‘Adipossibilities’ of Feminist Fat Studies (GSWS 318). Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Simon Fraser University. March 7, 2018
  • Guest Lecture: “‘Obesity’, Public Health, and Physical Activity”. Media, Sports and Popular Culture (CMNS 324). School of Communication, Simon Fraser University. January 22, 2018
  • Guest Lecture: “Fat Activism and Online Spaces.” Topics in Technology and Society (CMNS 353). School of Communication, Simon Fraser University. July 14, 2017
  • Guest Lecture: “Fat Bodies and Outdoor Sports: A Conversation about Fat Hiking Club.” Media, Sports and Popular Culture (CMNS 324). School of Communication, Simon Fraser University. October 21, 2016

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Canadian Communication Association (CCA), 2019 – present
  • National Association for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), 2018 – present
  • Popular Culture Association (PCA), 2018 – present
  • Sexuality Studies Association (SSA), 2018 – present
  • Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF), 2017 – present

SELECT AWARDS AND HONOURS

  • Telus STORYHIVE Grant, 2022
  • Asper Graduate Fellowship in Communications, 2020-2021
  • Asper Graduate Fellowship in Communications, 2019-2020
  • Michael Schonecke Travel Grant, PCA, 2020
  • Cable Television Pioneer Graduate Scholarship, Simon Fraser University, 2019 
  • Rogers Graduate Scholarship in Communication, 2018
  • The Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy, 2018
  • Asper Graduate Fellowship in Communications, 2017-2018
  • Dean’s Scholarship, University of Ottawa, 2013
  • Admissions Scholarship, University of Ottawa, 2012 
  • Ontario Global Edge International Internship, Government of Ontario, 2012 
  • Academic Scholarship, Carleton University, 2011 
  • Dean’s List, Carleton University, 2011
  • Sprott Scholarship, Carleton University, 2008

Please contact me at laylac@sfu.ca for a full Academic CV.