Kenzie Burchell is the Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Toronto, appointed to the Department of Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC) and the Faculty of Information (iSChool).
Prior to join the University of Toronto, Kenzie was the Research Associate of European Media Studies at the University of Manchester. In December 2012, he was awarded a PhD in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths, University of London, where he also acted as a convening lecturer in 2011.
Outside of academia, Kenzie has a background in human rights work, civil service, and journalism, having worked with the BBC World Service, Cabinet Office Communications in London and Reporter Sans Frontières in Moscow. Whether taking the form of journalism, fiction, or poetry, Kenzie's writing has enjoyed publication in anthologies, magazines, and newspapers across Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, and Russia.
Though never formally trained in photography, but rather printing and darkroom techniques, Kenzie's photography has been exhibited and published on different platforms and venues over the last 10 years. His photos have been exhibited in Canada, Japan, and across Europe. His work was featured as part of the "neoludicca" exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011, as well as at the Dublin Science Gallery in 2012.
Earlier collaboration with fashion designers and editors have have led to publication in VOGUE ITALIA, JALOUSE (France), L'OFFICIEL RUSSIA, INDE Magazine (AUSTRIA), PIG Magazine (ITALY), the Evening Standard (London), KINKI Magazine (Switzerland), HighRise Magazine (Toronto), the Moscow Times, WGSN.