Graham Knight received his PhD in Sociology from Carleton University in 1978, and from 1977 to 2006 he taught media sociology and social theory in the Department of Sociology at McMaster. He moved to Communication Studies & Multimedia to become Chair of the department in 2006. His teaching and research interests lie primarily in the study of social conflict and social activism and their relationship to both mainstream and alternative media. He is currently finishing a project on anti-sweatshop activism, corporate communication and promotional culture. He is also beginning a new study on media representations of climate change and the role of public relations in the debate over global warming. His recent research has appeared in Journalism Studies, the European Journal of Communication, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Social Movement Studies, Management Communication Quarterly, and the International Journal of the History of Sport.