PhD Candidate Communication Studies
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC––current
Master of Arts Media Studies
University of Western Ontario, London, ON––2010
Thesis Title: “Why it Wasn’t Like the Book: Limitations of Fidelity in the Film Adaptation of Children’s and Young Adult Literature”
Bachelor of Arts Mass Communication & English Literature
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON––2008
AWARDS & HONOURS
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship 20,000
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship 17,500
Ontario Graduate Scholarship 15,000
Teaching Assistant Award
Rogers Communication Award 1,500
Marston LaFrance Award 10,000
TEACHING & ACADEMIC WORKSHOP FACILITATION
Graduate Writing Facilitator–2013-Present
Student Learning Commons, Simon Fraser University
CMNS 323W: Cultural Perspectives in Advertising (W=’Writing Intensive’)
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC–Fall 2012-Fall 2015
CMNS 221: Media and Popular Culture
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC– Spring 2014
MIT 2000: The History of Communication
University of Western Ontario, London, ON–Winter 2009 & Spring 2010
MIT 2500: The Meaning of Technology
University of Western Ontario, London, ON–Fall 2009
MIT 1700: Information and its Contexts
University of Western Ontario, London, ON–Fall 2008
Pedri, Jennesia and Amanda Goldrick-Jones. “Anatomy of an Essay.” Simon Fraser University and Student Learning Commons. Burnaby, BC. 28 Oct. 2016. Workshop.
Pedri, Jennesia. “Giving Fast and Effective Feedback to Students.” Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology and Teaching and Learning Centre. Vancouver, BC. 24 Mar. 2015. Workshop.
Pedri, Jennesia and Amanda Goldrick-Jones. “CMNS 130 Writing Workshop.” Simon Fraser University and Student Learning Commons. Burnaby, BC. 11 Mar. 2015. Workshop.
Pedri, Jennesia. “CMNS 110 Writing a Research Paper.” Student Learning Commons and Fraser International College. Burnaby, BC. 5 Feb. 2015. Workshop.
Pedri, Jennesia. “CMNS 130 Writing a Research Paper.” Student Learning Commons and Fraser International College. Burnaby, BC. 5 Feb. 2015. Workshop.
Pedri, J. (2016). Review Essay: Where Has All the Good Play Gone? Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, cultures 8(1), 345-357.
Pedri, J. (2016). [Review of the book Play, Performance, Identity: How Institutions Structure Ludic Spaces by Matt Omasta and Drew Chappell (Eds.)]. American Journal of Play, 8(2), 276-277.
Pedri, J. (2015). [Review of the book Towards A Better Internet for Children?: Policy Pillars, Players and Paradoxes by Brian O’Neill, Elisabeth Staksrud and Sharon McLaughlin (Eds.)]. Canadian Journal of Communication, 40(3), 576-578.
Pedri, J. (2015). [Review of the book The Philosophy of Play by Emily Ryall, Wendy Russell and Malcolm MacLean (Eds.)]. American Journal of Play, 7(1), 413-415.
Pedri. J (2016, October). Playful Bodies: Toward a Genealogy of Play. Paper Presented at the Mediated Frictions: Learning, Dwelling and Imaging in Youth Lives Conference, Vancouver, BC.
Pedri. J (2016, May). Designing Learning Environments for Well-being. Co-presenter at the Symposium on Teaching and Learning: Universal Design for All Learners, Vancouver, BC.
Pedri. J. (2015, May). The Outdoor Play Movement: Children Childhood and Progress. Paper Presented at the Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood II Conference, Lethbridge, AB.
Pedri, J. (2014, March). Play as Technology: play movements and the case of Canadian Children’s Television. Paper presented at the Association for Research in the Cultures of Young People Symposium, Vancouver, BC.
Pedri, J. (2013, June). Penguin’s Progress: Digital Play and Modern Childhood. Paper Presented at the Canadian Communication Association Conference, Victoria, BC.
Pedri, J. (2009, April). Adaptations of Children’s Classics: Social Constructions of Childhood in Narnia. Paper presented at the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations’ National Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Educator Talks. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC. October 8 2015. PechaKucha.
The Early Edition. CBC Radio One. Vancouver, BC. January 27 2014. Radio Interview.
“Why I Write.” Cloverdale High School: Surrey, BC. November 2014. Guest Speaker.
Pedri, J. (2016). Researching, Planning, and Writing your First Draft. Guest Lecture in CMNS 304W: Communication in Everyday Life, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University.
Pedri, J. (2013/2014). Consuming Childhood?: Capitalism, Consumption, and Citizenship. Guest Lecture in CMNS 323W: Cultural Dimensions in Advertising, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University.
Philosopher’s Cafe, Vancouver, BC–Moderator Winter 2016
Teen Philosopher’s Cafe, Vancouver, BC–Moderator Winter 2015
Geist Magazine, Vancouver, BC–Contributing Editor since 2012
Memory Festival, Vancouver, BC–Volunteer 2013
Discorder Magazine, Vancouver, BC–Contributing volunteer writer 2012-2013
International Fringe Festival, London, ON–Volunteer 2009
Planning Committee, Youngsters: On the Cultures of Children and Youth 2016 Conference, (Association for Research in the Cultures of Young People), 2015-2016
Hiring Committee, Graduate Student Rep. School of Communication, (Simon Fraser University),
Graduate Caucus, Vice President, Faculty of Information & Media Studies, (University of
Western Ontario), 2008-2009.
PROFESSIONAL & ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS
Association for the Research in Young People’s Cultures–Graduate Student Representative
Canadian Communication Association–member since 2014
SELECTED NON-ACADEMIC BOOK REVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS
Pedri, Jennesia. “Jamaica On Ice.” Geist no. 100: Spring 2016.
Pedri, Jennesia. “Then Came the Condos.” Geist no. 96: Spring 2015.
Pedri, Jennesia. “Silver Mine Gold.” Geist no. 90: Fall 2013.
Pedri, Jennesia. “A Second Piece of Pi.” Geist no. 88: Spring 2013.
Pedri, Jennesia. “Dividing Lines.” Geist no. 87: Winter 2012.
Pedri, Jennesia. “Crossings.” Geist no. 86: Fall 2012.