Dr Will Straw is a key scholar in Canada on cultural issues and director of McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. He is also Professor within the Department of Art History and Communications Studies at McGill University. He is the author of Cyanide and Sin: Visualizing Crime in 50s America (2006), and the co-editor of Circulation and the City: Essays on Urban Culture (2010), Aprehendiendo al delincuente: Crimen y medios en América del norte (2011), and the Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rock (2001). Dr. Straw is the author of over 100 articles on urban culture, cinema, music and media.