Kimberley Sawchuk, Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

sawchukKimberley Sawchuk, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, current editor of the Canadian Journal of Communication and co-editor of wi: a journal of mobile media, author of numerous articles and edited collections that examine the intersection of art, medicine and technology.

Her work explores the potential of new technology as an explicit part of a qualitative methodological practice. Her most recent publications include “The Paradox of Mobility” (MCA: Geneva, 2008); “Performance (Art) a Method of Inquiry” (From the Iconic to the Ironic: Tanya Mars, 2008); “Uncanny Figures and Mean Bodies: nichola feldman-kiss” (Prefix, 2008) and “Ironic Empiricism and the Model Patient: The Photographs of Theodore Wan” (Verkörperungen, 2007) and “Feminism in Waves: the origins of a watery metaphor (Open Boundaries, 2007). She is the co-editor of When Pain Strikes (University of Minnesota Press, 1999); Wild Science: reading feminism, medicine and the media (Routledge, 2000) and Verkörperungen/Embodiment (Løcker, 2007). In addition to her research on the body in communication, with a special interest in anatomical imaging, Sawchuk has written extensively on mobile media technologies and practices. She is also the Principal Investigator for the Illustrating Medicine project and director of the Mobile Media Lab- Montreal. As a new media activist she co-founded StudioXX, a feminist research and media arts centre in Montréal.

 

Lecture / performance / workshop: 
1.Workshop on Media and Online Communication: Forms and the Transformation of Media-Related Research
2. Lecture: Celebrity Science: Looking at LIFE.