Tamara Shepherd is a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Dr. Catherine Middleton at the Rogers School of Information Technology Management, Ryerson University, Toronto. She received her PhD in the Joint Doctorate in Communication at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada. She has published and presented papers on aspects of labour and literacy in user-generated content and new media policy, from a feminist political economy perspective.


Journal articles
Book chapters
  • Shepherd, Tamara. (Forthcoming 2013). “Gendering the Commodity Audience in Social Media,” in The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender, eds. Linda Steiner, Lisa McLaughlin, and Cynthia Carter. New York: Routledge.
  • Shade, Leslie Regan and Tamara Shepherd. (In press 2013). “Tracing and Tracking Privacy Discourses of Immanent Commodification and Contextual Integrity,” in Publicity and the State: Critical Communications Approaches, ed. Kirsten Kozolanka. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Shepherd, Tamara and Leslie Regan Shade. (2012). “The Mobile and Me: Canadian Youth Talk About their Mobile Phones,” in Technologies of Mobility in the Americas, eds. Phillip Vannini, Lucy Budd, Christian Fisker, Paola Jiron and Ole Jensen. New York: Peter Lang.

“Persona Rights in Young People’s Labour of Online Cultural Production: Implications for New Media Policy” (2012).