Programs: CCIT, Graduate Appointment at Faculty of Information, Affiliated Faculty Women and Gender Studies Institute
Specialization: Feminist Technology Studies, Media Theory, Time Studies
Sarah Sharma is Associate Professor of Media Theory and Director of the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto. Her first book In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics (Duke UP, 2014) challenges the popular sentiment that the world is ‘speeding up’. Working against this myopic focus on speedup, the book introduces a new approach to time called ‘power-chronography,’ locating the ways in which temporality operates as a key relation of power structured at the intersection of a range of social differences and technologies. Her edited volume (with Rianka Singh) Re-Understanding Media: Feminist Extensions of Marshall McLuhan (Duke UP 2022) highlights her time as director of the McLuhan Centre between 2017-2022. Sarah is currently working on a new book (tentatively titled Broken Machine Feminism) on the topic of technology and the gendered politics of inclusion, escape, and repair.