Sarah SharmaAssociate Professor Director of the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology
Sarah Sharma holds a PhD from York/Ryerson’s Joint Program in Communication and Culture. Prior to arriving at the University of Toronto in January 2016, Professor Sharma was a tenured faculty member in the Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Her monograph In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics (Duke University Press, 2014) was named the National Communication Association’s Critical Cultural Division Book of the Year. In the Meantime is an intervention in 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.