Chris J. Young
CV
Education-

2012-2017   PhD (Candidate), Information Studies and Knowledge Media Design, University of Toronto

2010–2012   MI, Library & Information Studies and Book History & Print Culture, University of Toronto

2008–2009   MA, History, Queen’s University

2004–2008   BA (Honours), History and Sociology, Queen’s University

Funding & Awards+

Funding Grants

2014–2017   Social Science and Humanities Research Council’s Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship ($105,000 CDN)

2012–2017   University of Toronto Fellowship ($73,250 CDN)

2011–2012   Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000 CDN)

2010–2011   Dean’s Master of Information Scholarship ($5,000 CDN)

2008–2009   Queen’s University Graduate Award ($4,575 CDN)

2004–2008   University of Toronto Dependent’s Scholarship ($10,000 CDN)

Awards

2016   Pantzer New Scholar of the Bibliographical Society of America ($600 USD)

2014–2016   University of Toronto Fellowship ($4,000 CDN)

2015   Massey College Travel Grant ($800 CDN)

2014   Faculty of Information Travel Award ($1,500 CDN)

2014   William Reese Company Scholarship ($1,100 USD)

2014   Massey College Travel Grant ($1,300 CDN)

2012   Association of Computer Humanities (ACH) Grant ($400 USD)

2008   Osborne Studd Book Prize in History ($190 CDN)

Publications+

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Books

Young, C. J. (2013). From Nowhere: utopian and dystopian visions of our past, present, and future. Toronto: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. 98 p.

Journal Articles

*Young, C. J. (2016). “The Bibliographical Variants Between The Last of Us and The Last of Us Remastered”. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 110(4): 459-484.

*Young, C. J. (2015). “Understanding Games and the Industry that Produces Them: A Review of the Edited Volume The Video Game Industry”. Journal of Games Criticism 2(2): http://gamescriticism.org/ reviews/young-2-2.

Presentations+

Conferences

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*Young, C. J. (2016). “The Collation Game: Identifying the Bibliographical Variances Between The Last of Us and The Last of Us Remastered ”. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Bibliographical Society of America. (New York, United States, January 29, 2016). Received Pantzer New Scholar Award and $600 Honorarium.

*Young, C. J. (2015). ““I know my code when I see it”: a bibliographic analysis of authorship in the game assets and code of Ubisoft and Warner Brothers Games”. Lightening paper presented by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing International Conference. (Longueuil/Montreal, Canada, July 7-10, 2015).

*Parker, F., Whitson, J., Livermore, O., & Young, C. J. (2015).”Capturing Canadian indie games”. Roundtable discussion at the Canadian Game Studies Association Conference. (Ottawa, Canada, June 3-5, 2015).

*Young, C. J. (2015). “The informal “working” conditions of hobbyist digital game developers”. Paper presented at the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies Conference. (Ottawa, Canada, June 4-5, 2015). Received $200 Travel Grant.

*Hartel, J., Young, C. J., Ruthven, I. & Wilson, M. (2014). “State of Play: Information Phenomena in a Leisure Context”. Panel at the Information Seeking in Context International Conference. (Leeds, UK, September 2-5, 2014).

Talks & Guest Lectures

Young, C. J. (2016). “Challenges of Digitization”. Invited lecture presented to INF2307: Crossing the River: Issues, Concepts and Challenges of Digitization at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. (Toronto, Canada, July 27, 2016).

Young, C. J. (2016). ““Social Justice Warriors”: addressing gender and marginalization in the video game industry”. Invited lecture presented to CCT320: Communities of Practice at the Institute for Communication, Culture and Information Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga. (Toronto, Canada, March 1, 2016).

Young, C. J. (2015). “Bibliography and Videogames”. Invited lecture presented to SMC228: Elements of Material Bibliography and Print Culture at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto. (Toronto, Canada, December 2, 2015).

Young, C. J. (2015). “Knowledge Media Design: Videogames”. Invited lecture presented to CCT372: Knowledge Media Design Contexts and Practices at the Institute for Communication, Culture and Information Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga. (Toronto, Canada, November 24, 2015).

Young, C. J. (2015). “The Challenges of Bibliographic Scholarship on Videogames”. Invited lecture presented to ESOC210: Hacking and Open Source Culture at the School of Information, University of Arizona. (Tucson, United States, November 2, 2015).

Yee, S., Young, C. J., Gregory, D., Donato, A., Riddel, L-M., Kahn, R. (2015). “How to Get Involved in Toronto Video Game Culture”. Panel at Fan Expo Canada. (Toronto, Canada, September 4, 2015).

Young, C. J. (2015). ““Social Justice Warriors”: addressing gender and marginalization in the video game industry”. Invited lecture presented to CCT320: Communities of Practice at the Institute for Communication, Culture and Information Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga. (Toronto, Canada, February 25, 2015).

Young, C. J. (2014). “Special Collections and Omeka.” Invited lecture presented to MSL2325: Museums and New Media Practice at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. (Toronto, Canada, October 14, 2014).

Young, C. J. (2013). “The labouring of knowledge workers”. Invited lecture presented to INF1001: Knowledge and Information in Society at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. (Toronto, Canada, December 4, 2013).

Young, C. J. (2013). “Scholarly publishing and knowledge dissemination”. Invited lecture presented to INF1001: Knowledge and Information in Society at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. (Toronto, Canada, October 23, 2013).

Young, C. J. (2013). “Digital Omeka Project.” Invited lecture presented to MSL2325: Museums and New Media Practice at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. (Toronto, Canada September 18, 2013).

Young, C. J. (2013). “From Nowhere: utopian and dystopian traditions, their visions, and their future(s)”. An invited talk presented to the William Morris Society of Canada. (Toronto, Canada, April 18, 2013). Received $150 Honorarium.

Exhibitions+

Young, C. J., curator. (2017). “Games and Play”. Monthly exhibition at Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, February 1 to 28, 2017.

Young, C. J. and Rattan, N., curators. (2017). “Investigating the Paranormal”. Monthly exhibition at Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, January 2 to 31, 2017.

Young, C. J., curator. (2013). “All media work us over completely”. Exhibition at Coach House Institute, University of Toronto, displayed October 23, 2013 as a permanent installation.

Young, C. J., curator. (2013). From Nowhere: utopian and dystopian visions of our past, present, and future. Exhibition at Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, January 28 to May 3, 2013.

Teaching Experience+

Teaching Assistant

2015   Teaching Assistant (CCT219H: Culture, Change and Innovation), Institute for Communication, Culture, and Information Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga

2015   Teaching Assistant (CCT320H: Communities of Practice), Institute for Communication, Culture, and Information Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga

2013   Teaching Assistant (INF1001H: Knowledge and Information in Society), Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

2013   Teaching Assistant (INF1320H: Knowledge Organization), Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

2009   Teaching Assistant (HIST 274H: Cultural History of Modern France), History Department, Queen’s University

2008   Teaching Assistant (HIST 288H: Rise of the British Empire), History Department, Queen’s University

Professional Development+

Teaching

2013   Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities Certificate, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Victoria University

2013   Teaching through Multimedia Certificate, Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching, University of Maryland

2013   Teaching Fundamentals Certificate, Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, University of Toronto

Academic Service+

Associations

2016–2017   Chair, Awards Committee of Bibliographical Society of Canada

2014–2017   Awards Committee Member of Bibliographical Society of Canada

2013–2016   Council Member of Bibliographical Society of Canada

Conferences

2015–2016   Co-Organizer, “Information Publics, Practices, and Participations: Critically Examining the Rationales of Information Studies at the Doctoral Level”. Graduate Conference, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada, April 20-21, 2016)

2015   Web Administrator, “Circuits of Struggle” Conference Union for Democratic Communications Annual Conference (Toronto, Canada, May 1-3, 2015)

University Service

2015–2016   Group Member, Creative Labour Working Group, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto

2015–2016   Treasurer, Doctoral Students Association, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

2014–2015   President, Doctoral Students Association, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

2014–2015   Council Member, Executive Council, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

2013–2014   Vice-President, Doctoral Students Association, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

2013–2014   Council Member, Faculty Council, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

2013–2014   CUPE3902 Steward, Doctoral Students Association, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

2013–2014   Committee Chair, Culture and Technology Lecture Series, Coach House Institute, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

Affiliations and Collaboration+

University of Toronto

2012–Present   Graduate Researcher at Semaphore Lab

2012–Present   Student in Knowledge Media Design Institute Collaborative Program

2010–2012   Student in Book History and Print Culture Collaborative Program

Academic Organizations

2013–Present   Member of Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC-SbC)

2014–Present   Member of Canadian Communication Association (ACC-CCA)

2014–Present   Member of Canadian Games Studies Association (CGSA)

2017–Present   Member of Cultural Studies Association (CSA)

2015–Present   Member of Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP)