Michèle Martin has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Toronto, an M.A. from the Université de Montréal and a B.A. from UQAM, both in communication. Her research is in the historical sociology of technological development, political economy of communication and socio-cultural analysis of the media. Her books include Images at War: 19th Century Illustrated Periodicals and the Development of National Identities; Victor Barbeau, pionnier de la critique culturelle journalistique; and Hello Central? Gender, Culture and Resistance in the Formation of Telephone Systems. Her articles have appeared in such journals as Réseaux, Histoire sociale/Social History, Labour/Le travail and Journal of Communication Inquiry. She has also presented many papers in various international conferences.