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Faculty Profiles

Mike Baker

Michael  Baker


Michael Baker is Professor of Film Studies in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. He specializes in documentary film and video, music and the moving image, and film history. He holds a PhD in Communication Studies from McGill University, a MA in Cinema Studies from Concordia University, and BA in Film & Video from York University. Over the past several years, Prof. Baker has taught a wide range of film and media courses in schools across Canada including Carleton University and the University of British Columbia. He is author of numerous book chapters and journal articles on a range of subjects including documentary, popular music and film, and new media. Baker is co-editor, with Tom Waugh and Ezra Winton, of "Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada" (McGill-Queen’s, 2010) and sits on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Film Studies. He is presently completing a book manuscript based on his dissertation, "Rockumentary: An Incomplete History of the Popular Music Documentary."