William Straw

Professor of Urban Media Studies

Professor, McGill University, Media and the Night



Will Straw is Professor of Urban Media Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. His research focuses on urban culture of all kinds, with a particular interest in the way in which media have represented, promoted and covered the night. He is the author of Cyanide and Sin: Visualizing Crime in 50s America, and of over 180 academic articles on all aspects of urban culture. Dr. Straw is a member of the Conseil d'Administration of MTL 24/24, a group engaged in supporting and developing ways of improving Montreal's night.