Kenzie Burchell (Ph.D. Media Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2012) has been appointed as a JHI-UTSC Digital Humanities Early Career Fellow, where he will conduct research on the project Making Responsible Reporting Practices Visible: Humanitarian Crisis, Global Media, and the War in Syria. He is an Assistant Professor of Media, Journalism, and Digital Cultures at the Department of Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC) and holds a graduate appointment at the Faculty of Information.
As a media sociologist, Professor Burchell conducts qualitative investigations into the role of technology in everyday life and the associated emerging media practices, focusing in particular on the use of mobile and online platforms. Other work combines journalism studies, political theory and language-base area studies for policy related outcomes. This involves multi-national comparative research into contemporary journalism practices, social media discourse, and policy for the analysis of protest, terror, and war. His research engages with the changing patterns of news consumption, production, and information sharing in data-saturated contexts. Other areas of interest include visual communication and surveillance studies. In addition to these research endeavours, Professor Burchell’s photography has been exhibited internationally as part of game-art exhibitions at the Dublin Science Gallery and Russian Polytechnic Museum in 2013 and at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2012, as well as venues in the UK, Italy, and Japan.
The JHI-UTSC Digital Humanities Early Career Fellowship is an 18-month scholarship that supports the development of research projects in the humanities and social sciences with a DH component at the University of Toronto Scarborough. It is supported by:
- Jackman Humanities Institute
- Digital Humanities Network
- University of Toronto Scarborough
- UTSC Library (Digital Resources Unit)
- Office of the Dean, UTSC
- Office of the Vice-Principal, Research, UTSC