McCurdy, Patrick

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Assistant 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
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext 2728
pmccurdy@uOttawa.ca

Research Interests

  • Media strategies of civil society actors
  • Representation of protest and civil society in the media
  • Media events and the ‘media eventisation’ of society
  • Consequences of living in a media-saturated society
  • Media and international development

Biography

Twitter: @pmmcc

Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses.

Selected publications

Books

Feigenbaum, A., Frenzel, F. and McCurdy, P. (2013) Protest Camps. Zed Books: London. Project website: http://protestcamps.org/ 

Edited Books

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      

Frenzel, F., Feigenbaum, A., and McCurdy, P., "Protest camps: an emerging field of social movement research", Sociological Review, January 2014., (In press)

McCurdy, P. and Uldam, J., "Connecting participant observation positions: towards a reflexive framework for studying social movements", Field Methods, 26, 2014. (In press)

McCurdy, P., "Conceptualizing Celebrity Activists: The case of Tamsin Omond", Celebrity Studies, November 2013., (In press)

Engelbert, J. and McCurdy, P., "A threat to impartiality: Reconstructing and situating the BBC's denial of the 2009 DEC appeal for Gaza", Media War & Conflict, 5(2), 101-117, 2012.

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.

McCurdy, P., "Theorizing Activists' Lay Theories of Media' ; A case study of the Dissent! Network at the 2005 G8 Summit", International Journal of Communication, 5, 615-638, 2011.