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Dr. Nicole Neverson

Associate Professor
EducationBA (Carleton), MA (McMaster), PhD (McMaster, Sociology)
Phone416-979-5000 x552603

Areas of Expertise: 

representation of subjectivities in the mass media; socio-cultural aspects of sport & sport media; critical pedagogy


Dr. Neverson’s research is grounded in the areas of critical mass media analysis, the mediated representation of marginalized groups, and sociological aspects of sports. Her most recent publication examines how winter sports culture in Canada offers us the opportunity to understand whiteness, race and white supremacy via seemingly benign and ritualistic cultural practices. Dr. Neverson also has scholarly interests in critical pedagogy which  are exemplified in a collaborative project with department colleagues entitled, PDF fileInhabiting Critical Spaces: Teaching and Learning from the Margins at Ryerson University (2013). In other collaborative works she examines how Canadian perspectives on CEWs (conducted energy weapons), and their use by police, changed before and after the death of Robert Dzeikanski.

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  • SOC 505: The Sociology of Sport
  • SOC 525: Media and Images of Inequality 
  • SOC 482: Advanced Methods of Media Analysis
  • ACS 403: Introduction to Diversity and Equity

Graduate Program Membership:

  • Communication & Culture
  • Early Childhood Studies

Community & Professional Service:

Recent Publications:

Neverson, N. 2020. "Cracked ice: Winter, Canada, whiteness and the politics of sports" in Seasonal Sociology, external link, opens in new window (pp. 173-190), edited by T. Davidson & O. Park. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Neverson, N. and C. Adeyanju. 2018. Worth a Thousand Words: Tasers, new media events, and narrative struggle., external link, opens in new window Journalism Studies 19(11): 1633-1651. 

Oriola, T., H. Rollwagen, N. Neverson and C.T. Adeyanju. 2016. Public support for conducted energy weapons: Evidence from the 2014 Alberta Survey., external link, opens in new window Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 58(4): 530-564.

Neverson, N. 2014. The Toronto Africentric Alternative School: Media, Blackness, and Discourses of Multiculturalism and Critical Multiculturalism., external link, opens in new window International Journal of Communication 8: 1851-1871.

Neverson, N., D. Fumia, C. Hernández-Ramdwar, A. Jamal and M. Knight. 2013. PDF fileInhabiting Critical Spaces: Teaching and Learning From the Margins at Ryerson University., opens in new window Learning and Teaching Office, Ryerson University.