I am Assistant Professor of Popular Music and Media Studies at the University of Alberta. I research the intersection of music industries and music radio, often from the interrelated perspectives of cultural studies, history, and policy. I am currently undertaking a research project that investigates the value and disposability of music in the digital era as understood through the satellite radio service SiriusXM.
I received my doctorate in communication from Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec) in 2012. My dissertation, "Canadian Campus Radio and the Shaping of Sounds and Scenes," focuses on the Canadian campus radio broadcasting sector, particularly its history as well as the contemporary relationships between campus stations and local musical activity. This research is now the basis of my first book with Wilfrid Laurier University Press titled Music in Range: The Culture of Canadian Campus Radio.
In 2014 I completed a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship in Media & Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Email: fauteux [at] ualberta.ca