Kamilla Petrick

Kamilla Petrick


Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences


Dr. Kamilla Petrick is a Professor of Politics in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. She holds a doctorate in Political Science from York University and two prior degrees in Media Studies from the University of Western Ontario. Kamilla's research interests include critical political economy, social movements and collective action, time and temporality, collective memory, and the role of technology in social transformation. Her work has been published in Fast Capitalism, Time & Society, Studies in Social Justice, Globalizations, and Convergence: The International Journal of Research Into New Media Technologies, among others. As an educator, Kamilla aims to empower her students to respond creatively to challenges both in the workplace as well as the world-at-large.

Book Chapters

  • Petrick, K. (2017). Strategic Planning in the ‘Empire of Speed. In Time and Globalization: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue. Routledge.

Conference Presentations

  • Petrick, K., Jeppesen, S. (2018). Collective Memory Matters: Mobilizing Activist Memory in Autonomous Media.. International Communication Association annual conference. Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Petrick, K., Thorburn, E. (2018). Freedom Unchained? Mobile Monitoring Technologies in the Canadian Carceral<br>State.”. Carceral Cultures: Canadian Association of Cultural Studies conference (SSHRC Congress). Vancouver, Canada.

  • Petrick, K. (2017). Public Transit as Power Medium. Connecting Canada, Connecting the World.. Toronto, Canada.

  • Petrick, K., Thorburn, E. (2017). Mapping Carceral Infrastructures: Electronic Monitoring Technology and the State. Canadian Communication Association conference. Toronto, Canada.

  • Petrick, K., Jeppesen, S. (2017). Collective Memory Matters: Toward a Typology of Activist Memory. Canadian Communication Association conference. Toronto, Canada.

  • Petrick, K. (2017). Fast Activism: Global Justice Organizing in the Age of Hyper-Media. Protest Media Ecologies: Communicative Affordances for Social Change in the Digital Era. Florence, Italy.

  • Petrick, K. (2017). Raising Collective Consciousness: Theories & Technologies. Organizing Equality international conference. London, Ontaro, Canada.

  • Petrick, K., Jeppesen, S. (2017). Activist Media and Social Change: The Promise and Limitations of Anti-Authoritarian, Feminist Media in Social Movements. Organizing Equality international conference. London, Ontario, Canada.

Journal Articles

  • Petrick, K., Jeppesen, S. (2018). Toward an Intersectional Political Economy of Autonomous Media Resources.Interface: A Journal For and About Social Movements, 10(1-2), 8-37.

  • Petrick, K. (2017). Occupy and the Temporal Politics of Prefigurative Democracy.Triple C: Communication, Capitalism & Critique , 15(2), 490-504.

  • Petrick, K., Jeppesen, S., Khan, S., Hounslow, T. (2017). Media Action Research Group: Toward an Antiauthoritarian, Pro-Feminist Media Research Methodology.Feminist Media Studies, 17(6), 1056-1072.

  • Petrick, K. (2016). Strategic Planning in the ‘Empire of Speed'.Globalizations, 13(3), 345-359.


  • "Between the Office and the Prison Yard: Mobile Monitoring of Social Life". SSHRC . Insight Development Grant. $66,000. 2016.
    Kamilla Petrick (Co-Investigator), Elise Thorburn (Principal Investigator).

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