June Madeley

Associate Professor


Social Science

Hazen Hall 210

Saint John

1 506 648 5521

Dr. Madeley teaches in the Information and Communication Studies program, which is housed in the Social Science Department here at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.

She received her PhD from the Sociology Department at McMaster University, where she studied class, gender, and television viewership. Her MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology is from Dalhousie. Dr. Madeley began her academic career in the Sociology and Social Studies Department at the University of Regina where she received her BA degree. She was appointed as a faculty member to UNB Saint John in 2006.

June Madeley specializes in research on audience reception and media fandom. Her current research is focused on two main projects, 1) manga (Japanese comics) reception among anglo and Japanese readers, and 2) the history and structure of Worldcon (the World Science Fiction Convention). Dr. Madeley teaches courses that focus on media in our everyday lives, history of communications, media production (introductory), and electronic research methods.

Selected articles, reviews and chapters

“Sympathy for the Circus: The Rolling Stones documentary film and the construction of authenticity,” (co-authored with Dann Downes) June 2013 in The Rolling Stones – Sociological Perspectives. Helmut Staubmann, Ed. USA: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield.

“The Mouse is Dead, Long Live the Ogre: Shrek and the Boundaries of Transgression,” [co-authored with Dann Downes] in Investigating Shrek: Power, Identity and Ideology. Tim Nieguth, Aurelie Lacassagne and François Dépelteau, Eds. Canada: Palgrave McMillan, September 2011.

Invited Review of Ingerard Rydin & Sjoberg (Eds) Mediated Crossroads: Identity, Youth Culture and Ethnicity. The Journal of International Communication Vol 16, No 1, Summer 2010.

Girly Girls and Pretty Boys: gender and audience reception of English-translated manga, December 2010. Conference Proceedings (peer reviewed), Queen City Comics: Astonishing Tales in Academia

Invited Review of Marjane Satrapi's The Complete Persepolis. USA: Pantheon, 2007. Published in Socialist Studies: The Journal of the Society for Socialist Studies Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring 2009.

Selected conference presentations and proceedings

“Scanlation Aggravation: transnational corporate convergence and grassroots divergence in the case of the crackdown on amateur English-translated manga.” Presented July 14, 2012 at Comic Arts Conference – San Diego International Comic-con, San Diego, California.

“Transnational Convergence Culture: grassroots and corporate convergence in the conflict over amateur English-translated manga.” Presented March 16, 2012 at Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

“Frontiers of Fandom: A comparative analysis of membership survey data from two Wordcons that have taken place outside of the USA.” Presented August 20, 2011 at Speculative Frontiers: Reading, Seeing, Being, Going, Reno, Nevada.

“Making meaning out of transnational popular culture: gender, fandom and reading Japanese manga (comics) across cultures.” Visiting Scholar’s lecture given on July 19, 2011 at The University of California, San Francisco.

“Surveying Worldcon: Analysis of an online survey of attending members of Anticipation/Worldcon 2009.” Presented September 6, 2010 at Academic Conference of the World Science Fiction Convention 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

“Reading Manga: Creating Meaning out of Transnational Popular Culture,” presented April 2, 2010 at the Comic Arts Conference 2010, San Francisco, CA.

"Transnational Transformations: A Gender Analysis of Japanese Manga Featuring Unexpected bodily Transformations," presented March 20, 2008 at Popular Culture of America Annual Meetings.