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Athabasca University

Rhiannon Bury

Professor, Women's and Gender Studies


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    Women's and Gender Studies,
    Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies
    1 University Drive
    Athabasca University
    Athabasca, Alberta
    Canada T9S 3A3


  • B.A., York University
  • M.A., Université de Sherbrooke
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto

Academic Career

I came to Athabasca University in 2007 after holding academic positions at the University of Waterloo in Women’s Studies and Wilfrid Laurier University in Communication Studies. I also taught at McMaster University and Ryerson University.

Research Areas and Interests

  • gender and media
  • gender and technology
  • online communities
  • media fan culture
  • social media
  • television and new media

Select Publications


Bury, R. (2017). Television 2.0: Viewer and Fan Engagement with Digital TV. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Bury, R. (2005). Cyberspaces of their own: Female fandoms online. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Bury, R. (2021). Mend the Gap: Engagement with Digital Television. Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, 18(1), 230-243. Retrieved from

Bury, R., & Easton, L. (2020). Fun with Dick and Dick: Homosociality on r/MassiveCock. Sexualities. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1363460720961300

Bury, R. (2017). Technology, fandom and community in the second media age. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 23(6), 627-642. doi: 10.1177/1354856516648084

Bury, R. (2011). She's geeky: The performance of identity among women working in IT. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 3 (1), 34-53.

Bury, R. (2010). Women, work and web 2.0: A case study. New Technology, Work and Employment, 25 (3), 223-237.

Updated February 25 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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