Dr. Miranda Campbell

Assistant Professor
416-979-5000 ext. 3519


PhD, McGill University, Education
MA, Concordia University, English Literature
BA, University of British Columbia, English Literature

Research Interests

  • Youth culture
  • Labour
  • Creative industries
  • Cultural policy
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Gender studies

Current Research Projects

2017-2019: Community Youth Arts Programs as Creative Industries Incubators (SSHRC Insight Development; Principal Investigator)

2017: One Hundred and Fifty Futures of Hip Hop in Canada (SSHRC Connection Grant; Co-Investigator with Principal Investigator Mark Campbell)

2017-2020: Comic-Cons: An Urban Media Industry (SSHRC Partnership Development Grant; Co-Investigator with Principal Investigator Ben Woo and Co-Investigators Brian Johnson and Bart Beaty)

Past Research Projects

2015-2016: Young People Making a Living in the Creative Industries (FCAD Seed Grant and Ryerson Start-up Funds)

2016. Every Day We’re Hustling podcast (FCAD Creative Innovation Fund).

Selected Publications

“Girls Rock! Best Practices in Collaborative Creative Process at Rock Camp for Girls Montreal”
 (2017).  In J. Graham and A. Gandini (Eds.), Collaborative Production in the Creative Industries. London: University of Westminster. 177-196.

“Downward Mobility and the Individualization of Youth Struggle: Girls as Public Pedagogy”
 (2016). Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures. 8 (1), 180-201.

Mic Drop: Gender and Music Festivals” (2016). Maisonneuve. 60. 28-35.

 “Creative Entrepreneurship in the Cultural Industries: Rhetoric and Realities of Youth Creative Work”
 (2015). In S. Malliet, A. Dhoest, J. Haers, and B. Segaert (Eds.), Revisiting Subcultures: From Art to Resistance to Creative Innovation. London: Routledge. 37-54.

Moms to the Front: The Joys and Pains of Touring with Kids” (2015). Noisey

"Montreal’s Howl! Arts Collective is Leading a Dance Dance Revolution” (2015). Noisey

Culture Isn’t Free: Expecting Artists to Work for Free Hands the Reins of Cultural Production to Ruling Elites” (2015). Jacobin

“Canadian Culture Crisis: Time for a Revamp of Cultural Support” (2015). Rabble

Passovah Music Fest Keeps Local Focus” (2015). Montreal Gazette

Out of the Basement: Youth Cultural Production in Practice and in Policy (2013). Montreal: McGill Queens University Press

Honours and Awards

2014. Out of the Basement shortlisted for the Donner Prize for the Best Public Policy Book by a Canadian

2014. Out of the Basement shortlisted for the Gertrude Robinson Book Prize for the Best Communication Studies Book in Canada

Selected Guest and Keynote Speaking

2016. Keynote Address. Creativity, Commerce, and Community in an Era of Economic Decline: Emerging Directions in Youth Entrepreneurship. Teaching and Learning Cultural Entrepreneurship conference. Telemark University College (Bø, Norway).

2014. Guest Lecture. Generation Text: Cultural Production Amongst Youth. Possible Worlds: English Department Symposium. Vanier College (Montreal, Quebec).

2014. Guest Lecture. Why We Hate Hipsters and Why We Shouldn’t. Humanities and Public Life conference. Dawson College (Montreal, Quebec).

2014. Moderator and Organizer. Can Anyone Be a Rock Star?: The Gendered Landscape of Music Scenes and Rock Camp for Girls Montreal. Panel Discussion and Workshop. Pop Montreal Symposium (Montreal, Quebec).

2014. Panel Discussion. Producteurs culturels et artistes indépendants du Mile End, quelle cohabitation? Mémoire Mile End (Montreal, Quebec).

2014. Guest Lecture. Can a Creative Community Flourish in Silence? Sociology and Anthropology Student Union of Concordia Ethnomusicology conference (Montreal, Quebec).

2014. Guest Lecture and Panel Discussion. Crowdfunding: The New Normal? Crowdfunding and the Arts conference. ELAN Quebec (Montreal, Quebec).

2013.  Keynote Address. Creative Entrepreneurship and the Cultural Industry. Youth Subcultures: Download the Drivers conference at University Centre Saint Ignatius (University of Antwerp, Belgium).