Kenzie Burchell is a media sociologist, surveillance studies and comparative journalism studies scholar. He holds a MSc from London School of Economics and a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London, where he also served as a lecturer and visiting tutor. He also holds a BA from McGill University with a double major in Political Science & Russian and Slavic Studies. Prior to joining University of Toronto, Professor Burchell was the Research Associate of European Media Studies with the Department of Russian and East European Studies (REES) and the Division of Language-based Areas Studies at the University of Manchester.
Outside of academia, Kenzie has held roles with the BBC World Service, the BBC Russian Service, the Cabinet Office of the UK Government, and international press freedom organization Reporters Sans Frontières as their representative in Moscow. As a photographer, Kenzie’s work has been exhibited internationally at the Dublin Science Gallery, the Russian Polytechnic Museum, London Fashion Week and the 54th Venice Biennale as well as other venues in the UK, Italy, and Japan