Sophie Toupin is a doctoral student in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. She is a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship award recipient (2016-2019). Her current Ph.D. research examines the relationship between technology and anti-colonialism. She also explores the linkages between technology, feminism and activism through ethnographic studies and projects.
For this Professional Development Internship, Sophie will be inviting a number of community radio practitioners and members of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) to become part of a network of academics (faculty, post-doctoral fellows and students), activists and artists interested in the role of technology in social justice and social transformation. This initiative of creating a network aims at bringing closer together a varied group of actors from the four corners of the world to think about the meaning and praxis of postcolonial, anticolonial, decolonial and/or feminist media and technology.