Bio (Aiden Buckland)
Communication and Culture
Aiden Buckland’s research has focused on online communities. His master’s research explored the interplay between mainstream media and blogging in the early 2000s and his doctoral research focused on how the practices of professional gaming change the way people play video games.
Buckland served as the managing editor for the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication from 2011 to 2014. He co-edited the conference proceedings from the technology and emerging media track of the Canadian Communication Association in 2014. He has presented his research at conferences for the Canadian Communication Association, Popular Culture Association, Canadian Game Studies Association, the Calgary Comics and Entertainment Expo and Techstock 2016 Let’s Talk Gaming event.
Buckland holds a Certificate of Public Administration (2003), a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (2003) and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (2004), all from Cape Breton University. He also holds a Master of Arts in Communication and Culture from the University of Calgary (2007) and is pursuing a PhD in Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary.