Tina Benigno, Ph.D.

DepartmentEnglish and CommunicationsTina Benigno, Ph.D. at Albertus Magnus College
TitleAssistant Professor of Humanities/Faculty Advisor

BackgroundPh.D. York University
M.A. York University
B.A. (Hons) University of Toronto
OfficeAquinas, Room 313

As an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities/Media Studies and Faculty Advisor, Tina is able to combine her interests in teaching, scholarship, and connecting with students. She completed her Ph.D. in Humanities at York University in Toronto where she researched young people's media and cultures, focusing on girlhood, cinema/TV, and care. Her dissertation, "The Extra-Ordinary Girl Under Neoliberalism, On and Off Screen: How Teen Girls in Toronto Negotiate Care, Connection, and Figurations of Girlhood" incorporated qualitative research with close textual analysis and socio-cultural analysis. In addition to her scholarly work, she has volunteered as a crisis text responder with Kids Help Phone, was a founding member of the Girls’ Studies Research Network out of York University, and has worked as the registrar in a non-profit for people affected by eating disorders. She received her MA in Film Studies from York University, and her BA in Cinema Studies, English, and Italian Studies from the University of Toronto. She is also a sports fan and thrilled to be supporting the wide variety of student athletics, arts, and organizations.


Benigno, T. B. (2021). Girls and activism in a neoliberal time: How teen girls from Toronto negotiate care, activism, and extraordinary girlhood. Global Studies of Childhood.

Benigno, T. B. (2020). Mother and the child in the Partition of British India (1947) and the anti-Sikh pogrom in and surrounding Delhi (1984). Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory, 1-13.

Benigno, T. B. (2020). Moving through frames on screen: Human experience in the CBC’s Being Erica. Journal of Popular Culture, 53(2): 348-362.

Benigno, T. and A. Peterkin, MD. (Spring 2013). Revisiting written submissions as part of the medical school application: Paying attention to narrative competence in admissions policies. The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, Columbia University.