Jessica Whitehead

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jessica Leonora Whitehead is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication & Languages. Her research focuses on screen cultures in North America and has been published in the Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Transformative Works and Cultures, Italian Canadiana, and chapters in the books Rural Cinema-going from a Global Perspective, Italian Americans on Screen, and Mapping Movie Magazines. Her current book projects are exploring Italian-Canadian cinema cultures for McGill-Queen’s Press and celebrating the impact of Federico Fellini for the University of Toronto Press. She has also been awarded the Excellence Through Innovation Award and Superior Teaching Award through her work with digital and accessible pedagogies in the classroom. M.A: Toronto Metropolitan University Ph.D: York University Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Toronto