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Will Straw


Will Straw is Professor of Urban Media Studies at the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. He is also Adjunct Research Professor in the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture at Carleton University. Recently, Dr. Straw’s research has come to focus on the ways in which the nighttime culture of cities is governed, promoted, and represented. On the one hand, this takes the form of an interest in new policy instruments adopted by cities so as to acknowledge the role of nighttime culture within them. On the other hand, this interest takes him into the study of narrative forms (in the cinema, journalism, and fiction) that treat the night as a distinct territory of human experience.