About Me

Kiera Obbard

I am an award-winning communication professional with experience in internal and external communication, executive thought leadership, and editorial and brand content. I provide freelance communications services including research, management, writing, and editing of brand and editorial content, executive by-lines, and thought-leadership articles.

I am a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) at the University of Guelph. My SSHRC-funded project, The Instagram Effect: Contemporary Canadian Poetry Online, examines the complex social, cultural, technological and economic conditions that have enabled the success of social media poetry in Canada, how the technological affordances of social media platforms mediate reading and writing, and the relationship between social media poetry and data mining practices.

I am a fellow at The Humanities Interdisciplinary Collaboration (THINC) Lab and an editorial board member of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies.