Bio (April Warn)

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April Warn

April Warn


Associate Faculty


Communication and Culture


April Warn is an educator and researcher. Her research interests are diverse and interdisciplinary but primarily focus on critical communication studies, contemporary cultural studies, and cultural theory and philosophy. Her current interest is in architecture, space/place, wilderness, and research-creation as practice. She has been associate faculty at Royal Roads since 2007, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Warn primarily teaches research method courses, but has also taught the history of communication, and media and cultural studies. During her spare time, you will find her walking through the woods with her family on Gabriola Island, taking photographs, volunteering and gardening.


In addition to teaching, Warn has conducted research and published in peer reviewed journals on various subjects, including gender testing in sport, race, identity, decolonizing and participatory research methods, place and space, as well as technology and power. She has also worked as a research assistant on other projects. Warn is now writing a book with Prof. Phillip Vannini on wilderness, which will be published in 2015.


In 2013, Warn completed a PhD in media and communication, from the European Graduate School, Switzerland. She holds a master of arts in cultural anthropology, from the University of Wales, Lampeter, and a bachelor of arts in anthropology from Vancouver Island University.