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Eric Spalding

Dr. Eric Spalding, BA, MA, PhD

Associate Professor

Social, Cultural, & Media Studies

Abbotsford campus, D3029

Phone: 604-504-7441

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I am originally from Montreal. There, I obtained a B.A. with a major in Communication Studies and a minor in French at Concordia University and an M.A. in Communications at the Université du Québec à Montréal. I moved to Burnaby, BC to attend Simon Fraser University, where I obtained a Ph.D. in Communications.


BA, Concordia University

MA, University du Québec à Montréal

PhD, Simon Fraser University


Member at Large, Association des universitaires francophones et francophiles de la Colombie-Britannique (AUFFCB)

Member, Communications and Media Articulation Committee (CAMAC)

Editorial Board Member, Canadian Journal of Communication (CJC)

Certified Member, Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC)

Teaching Interests

SOC 101                    Introductory Sociology
MACS 110                 Introduction to Communication Theory
MACS 130                 Mass Communication in Canada
MACS/MUSC 201    Music and Society I
MACS 221                 Media and Popular Culture
MACS 230                 Cultural Industries in Canada
JRNL/MACS 235      Introduction to Journalism in Canada
MACS 240                 Media, Money, and Power
MACS/SOC 334        Cultural Policy
JRNL/MACS 369      Media Law and Ethics
MACS 399                 Special Topics in Media and Communication Studies
CMNS/MACS 480    Crisis Communication
MACS 490                 Directed Studies in Media and Communication Studies
MACS 492                 Directed Studies in Social, Cultural and Media Studies

Research Interests

Sociology of culture and the media
Cultural studies, popular culture and popular music
Cultural industries and cultural policy


Eric Spalding, “Taking Parodies Seriously: A Review of Pierre Huard’s La parodie dans la bande dessinée franco-belge (“Parody in French and Belgian Comics”), Scholarly and Research Communication, 7(1), 2016. URL:

Eric Spalding, “En français, s’il vous plaît: Requirements for French-Language Vocal Music on Commercial Radio in Canada,” Quebec Studies 58 (Fall 2014/Winter 2015). DOI:

Eric Spalding, “Theatre Between Two Languages,” Pacific Rim Review of Books 19 (Winter/Spring 2014). URL:

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