Stephen Marmura

Stephen Marmura

Ph.D., Queen's
Associate Professor
603
Nicholson Tower
(902) 867-2627

My research interests include various aspects of popular ideology, public opinion, and Web-based activism. I am particularly interested in the relationships between changing modes of state and corporate surveillance, propaganda dissemination, the proliferation of conspiracy theories, and declining public trust in the mainstream news media. My most recent work (ongoing) deals with the case of WikiLeaks and informational activism in a post-truth media environment. 

Research Interests


media ecology; public opinion; popular ideology; propaganda; conspiracy theory

Recent Publications

Monographs

 

Stephen Marmura. (2018). The WikiLeaks Paradigm: Paradoxes and Revelations. Switzerland: Palgrave/Macmillan. https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319971384

 

Stephen Marmura. (2008; 2010). Hegemony in the Digital Age: The Arab/Israeli Conflict

Online. New York: Lexington Books. https://www.amazon.ca/Hegemony-Digital-Age-Conflict-Critical-ebook/dp/B003Y7356M

 

 

Journal Articles

 

Stephen Marmura. (2020). “Russiagate, WikiLeaks and the political economy of post-truth news”. International Journal of Communication. Vol. 14. https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/14287

 

Stephen Marmura. (2019). “Assessing the ‘impact’ of a media event: An Innisian appraisal of Al Jazeera’s Palestine Papers leak”. Global Media & Society. Vol. 15(2).

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1742766519852713

 

Stephen Marmura. (2014). “Likely and Unlikely Stories: Conspiracy Theorizing in an Age of Propaganda”. International Journal of Communication. Vol. 8.

https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/viewFile/2358/1220

 

Stephen Marmura. (2010). “Tales of 9/11: What conspiracy theories in Egypt and the United States tell us about ‘media effects’”. Arab Media & Society. Issue 11.

https://www.arabmediasociety.com/tales-of-911-what-conspiracy-theories-in-egypt-and-the-united-states-tell-us-about-media-effects/

 

Stephen Marmura. (2008). “Surveillance, Mass Culture and the Subject: A Systems/Lifeworld Approach”. Democratic Communiqué. Vol. 22(2).

https://journals.flvc.org/demcom/article/view/76596/74211

 

Stephen Marmura. (2008). “A net advantage?: The internet, grassroots activism and American Middle Eastern Policy”. New Media & Society. Vol. 10(2).

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1461444807086469

 

 

Book Chapters

 

Stephen Marmura. (2012). The Mediation of Identity: Key Issues in Historic Perspective.

In R. Luppicini (Ed). Handbook of Research on Technoself: Identity in a TechnologicalSociety. Idea Group Global.

https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/mediation-identity-key-issues-historic/70352

 

Stephen Marmura S. (2010). Security vs. Privacy: Media Messages, State Policies, and American Public Trust in Government. In E. Zureik, L. Harling Stalker, E. Smith, D. Lyon and Y. Chan (Eds). Surveillance, Privacy and the Globalization of Personal Information: International Comparisons. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

https://www.mqup.ca/surveillance--privacy--and-the-globalization-of-personal-information-products-9780773537071.php

 

 

Other Publications

          

Stephen Marmura. (Sept. 22, 2014). “The growth of conspiracy theorising is influenced by dominant media narratives and news framing practices.” Democratic Audit (London School of Economics). https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/35433469.pdf

 

Loise Amoore, Stephen Marmura and Mark Salter, M. (2008). Editorial: “Smart Borders and Mobilities: Spaces, Zones and Enclosures”. Surveillance & Society. Vol. 5(2).

https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/article/view/3429/3392

 

David Lyon, Stephen Marmura, and Pasha Peroff. (2005) Location Technologies: Mobility, Surveillance and Privacy, Report submitted to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. 79 pages.

https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/bitstream/handle/1974/1942/loctech.pdf;sequence=1