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Andrea Martinez is Director of the Institute of Women’s Studies and an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa, and is the coordinator of the Inter-American Training Network on Women and Development. She is the author of Scientific Knowledge about Television Violence (1992) and How Do We Curb Violence in the Media? (1995). More recently, she has written a number of articles on the issues of Aboriginal women, new technologies and globalization; cyberspace pornography; trafficking women and the impacts of Canadian immigration policies; and has co-edited with Michèle Olliver La tension tradition-modernité: Construits sociculturels de femmes autochtones, francophones et migrants (2001).