Scott Preston

Associate Professor


Culture and Media Studies

Marshall d'Avray Hall 239

1 506 447 3291

Scott teaches introductory courses in media and film studies, as well as advanced courses in media arts, documentary, Canadian film/media, and popular culture. He has media production background in community television and his educational background/expertise is in film studies, media studies and cultural studies with a focus on popular genres, Canadian culture and identity, and intersections of media theory and cultural theory. His current research interests are in media history, history of the film industry, and the current state of Canada's media/cultural industries.

Scott is also interested in exploring new digital research methods such as electronic newspaper and industry archives, databases, and data visualization tools. His most recent completed article is a chapter on Canadian Horror Film: Past and Present for a new collection of essays on Canadian Cinema from Oxford University Press. His current projects are a monograph on the Canadian-American silent film producer Ernest Shipman, and the Canadian Horror Film Database - a website/research portal developed in association with UNB's Centre for Digital Scholarship.


  • PhD, Communication and Culture, York/Ryerson (2010)
  • MA, Film Studies, Concordia (2000)
  • BFA, Film Studies, Concordia (1998)


"The Strange Pleasure of The Leopard Man: Gender, Genre and Authorship in a Val Lewton Thriller", Cineaction. 71, Spring 2007.

"Scary Movie Scholarship: Some Recent Work and New Directions (Review Essay)", The Communication Review. 9.3, Summer 2006.

Courses taught

  • MAAC 1023: Media, Technology & Creativity
  • MAAC 2022: The Art of Film
  • MAAC 3001: Media Arts
  • MAAC/CCS 3082: History of Canadian Cinema
  • MAAC/CCS 3065: The Thrill of Fear - Horror Narratives Across Media and Cultures
  • MAAC 3075: Framing Reality - Theory and Practice of Documentary Media
  • MAAC 4021: Advanced Studies in Popular Culture