Eva Woyzbun joins Ryerson’s School of Professional Communication in the fall of 2015 as an Assistant Professor, LTF. Her teaching focuses on professional communication skills such as intercultural communication, public relations, and effective use of social media networks. Prior to joining Ryerson’s faculty, she taught at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Culture, Communication and Information Technology and at Humber College’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Eva earned her BA from the University of Toronto in Semiotics and Communication, and her MA in Communication and Culture from York University. In 2013 she received her doctoral degree from Ryerson University in the Joint Programme in Communication and Culture. Her doctoral research investigated the “afterlives” of digital technology; specifically, she looked at the ways in which digital materials become problematic or reinvigorated at the end of their useful life when they are transformed into either museum artifacts, e-waste, or nostalgic mementos. Her current research extends this project and examines the ways in which visual media can bring greater awareness to the detriments of e-waste. Her secondary interests include semiotic analyses of gendered archetypes in video games.
Prior to completing her graduate studies, Eva worked as a professional writer in an instructional design firm in Toronto and as the in-house research co-ordinator and editor at the Ted Rogers School of Business Management. She has also run her own freelance editing business, Ink Communications, since 2002.
Selected presentations and publications:
Nesselroth-Woyzbun, E. (2015). “Framing the Abject: Grotesque representations of e-waste and digital detritus” Canadian Communications Association. University of Ottawa, June 3-5.
Nesselroth-Woyzbun, E. (2012).“The Cake is a Lie: Defying the Dysfunctional Matriarch in the Video Game Portal” (trans. Joyce Goggin), Homo Ludens. 64-80. (Published in Dutch under the title, “The Cake is a Lie' Het verzet tegen de disfunctionele oermoeder in Portal”)
Nesselroth-Woyzbun, E. (2012). “Gone not Dead: Deliverance and the Dysfunctional Matriarch in the Video Game Portal 2” The 9th Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Sorbonne Nouvelle University & UNESCO. Paris, July 2-6.
Nesselroth-Woyzbun, E. (2011). “Excavating and Exploring Digital Remains in the Valley: The Computer History Museum as Artifact.” Canadian Communications Association, Montreal. May June 1-3.
Nesselroth-Woyzbun, E. and Kaminska, A. (2010). “Here, but not Now: A local Tour of a Global Future in The Afterlife of Buildings.” Material Culture Review (Spring): 98-110.
Nesselroth-Woyzbun, E. (2010). “Peter Ramus: The decay of dialogue and the rise of digitization.” Canadian Communications Association, Carleton University, Ottawa, May 27-29.
Cukier, W., Ngwenyama, O. and Nesselroth-Woyzbun, E. (2008). Genres of Spam: Expectations and Deceptions.” Scandinavian Journal of Information Studies. 20.1: 69-92.
Nesselroth-Woyzbun, E. (2008). “The Cake is a Lie: Defying the Dysfunctional Matriarch in the Game Portal.” Canadian Communications Association, Vancouver, BC. June 4-6.
Nesselroth-Woyzbun, E. (2007). “An Immaterial Past: Tracing the Discourse of Digital History.” 50th annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), Washington DC, Oct. 18-21.
Cukier, W., Bauer, R. and Nesselroth-Woyzbun, E. (2006) “Distortions in the Media: A Habermasian Approach to Analysing Technology Macro Discourse,” Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA., August 11-16.