Associate Professor, Department of Communication
2000 – BA (hons) Communication, concentration Criminology, University of Ottawa
2003 – MA Communication, University of Calgary
2009 – PhD Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
DMS, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 11118
Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses.
Feigenbaum, A., Frenzel, F. and McCurdy, P. (2013) Protest Camps. Zed Books: London. Project website: http://protestcamps.org/
Brevini, B., Hintz, A. and McCurdy, P. (eds). (2013) Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism & Society. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Cammermats, B., Matoni, A. and McCurdy, P. (eds). (2013). Mediation and Protest Movements. Intellect: Bristol.
Selected Book chapters
McCurdy, P., (2013). "From the Pentagon Papers to Cablegate: How the Network Society Has Changed Leaking", Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism & Society, Brevini, B. Hintz, A. and McCurdy, P., Basingstoke, Palgrave. pp. 123-145.
McCurdy, P., Power, G. and A. Godfrey (2011). When theory meets practice: Critical reflections from the field on press freedom indicators. In M. Price and S. Abbot (Eds.). Critical reflections from the field on press freedom indicators. New York: Peter Lang. pp. 47-66.
Selected Articles in refereed journals
McCurdy, P. and Uldam, J., "Connecting participant observation positions: Towards a reflexive framework for studying social movements", Field Methods, 26, 40-55, 2014.
Frenzel, F., Feigenbaum, A., and McCurdy, P., "Protest camps: an emerging field of social movement research", Sociological Review. Online first, print to follow.
McCurdy, P., "Conceptualizing Celebrity Activists: The case of Tamsin Omond", Celebrity Studies, 4, 311-324, 2013.
Uldam, J. and McCurdy, P., "Studying Social Movements: Challenges and Opportunities for Participant Observation", Sociology Compass, 7(11), 941-951, 2013.
McCurdy, P., "Social Movements, Protest and Mainstream Media", Sociology Compass, 6, 244-255, 2012.
Engelbert, J. and McCurdy, P., "Capitalising on the plasticity of impartiality: the BBC and the 2009 Gaza appeal", Critical Discourse Studies, 8, 183-201, May 2011.