JHI-UTSC Digital Humanities Early Career Fellow, 2019-2020

Making Responsible Reporting Practices Visible: Humanitarian Crisis, Global Media, and the War in Syria


Research description

Kenzie Burchell
Kenzie Burchell

Kenzie Burchell (Ph.D. Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2012) is 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.  

Professor Burchell is the principal investigator for the project “Exploring the Limits of Media Power” (SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2017-2019), analysing global coverage of the Syrian War by Anglo-American, French and Russian international newswire agencies.  Burchell is also co-investigator and Toronto-lead for “Conflict, Language and Diplomacy in a Hyper-networked World” (2019), a joint initiative between the Universities of Toronto and Manchester to establish a research cluster at the intersection of digital humanities and language-specific media analysis.  

As a media sociologist, Professor Burchell conducts qualitative investigations into the role of technology in everyday life, through which his research engages the changing patterns of interpersonal interaction and information sharing in data-saturated contexts of commercial surveillance.  In addition to these research endeavours, Professor Burchell’s photography has been exhibited internationally at the Dublin Science Gallery, Russian Polytechnic Museum and at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011, as well as venues in the UK, Italy, and Japan.


About this fellowship

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


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