Dr. Steve Gennaro
Dr. Steve Gennaro is a cultural historian of media and youth whose work explores the intersections between media, youth culture, and civil society.


My current research examines the changing role of “information” and “knowledge” in light of social media like Facebook and Twitter and uses critical theory to question the implications for democracy and civil society in an era of globalization and media spectacle.

My work places a particular emphasis on how digital spaces can be seen as political opportunities for citizenship and activism for marginalized groups (like children and youth) who are often denied voice and access to channels of power in the decision making process when the decisions directly affect their lives. click here to read more


For the last ten years, I have designed and taught courses for the Department of Humanities at York University in Toronto, Canada, a program that recently ranked among the top four universities in Canada and in the top 100 universities in the world in the Arts & Humanities categories in the 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. I have also taught in York University’s Department of Communication Studies, Children's Studies Program, and Brock University’s Child and Youth Studies Program.  click here to read more


updated winter 2014