Patrick McCurdy

Supervisors: Dr Bart Cammaerts and Professor Terhi Rantanen

Thesis Title: 'I predict a riot' - mediation and political contention: Dissent!'s media practices at the 2005 Gleneagles G8 summit (2009)

Since September 2011, I have been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, University of Ottawa

Twitter: @pmmcc|



Cammaerts, B., Matoni, A. and McCurdy, P. (eds). (2012). Mediation and Social Movements. Intellect: London.

Selected Articles:

Engelbert, J. and McCurdy, P. (2012). A threat to impartiality: Reconstructing and situating the BBC's denial of the 2009 DEC appeal for Gaza, Media War & Conflict 5(2): 101-117.

McCurdy, P. (2012). Social Movements, Protest and Mainstream Media, Sociology Compass. 6(3): 244-255.

McCurdy, P. (2011). The 'story' in a risk society: A case study of the BBC and the 'riskiness' of journalism, Journal of Media Practice. 12: 173-188.

McCurdy, P. (2011). The Fragility of Dissent!: Mediated Resistance at the Gleneagles G8 Summit and the Impact of the 7/7 London Bombings, Culture, Language and Representation, 9: 99-116. Available online from:|

Engelbert, J. and McCurdy, P. (2011). The Plasticity of Impartiality: On the BBC's argument not to carry the 2009 Gaza DEC appeal, Critical Discourse Studies. 8: 183-201.

McCurdy, P. (2011). Theorizing Activists 'Lay theories of media': A case study of the Dissent! Network at the 2005 G8 Summit, International Journal of Communication. 5: 619-638. Available online from:|

McCurdy, P. (2010). Breaking the spiral of silence - Unpacking the 'media debate' within Global Justice Movements: A Case Study of Dissent! and the 2005 Gleneagles G8 Summit, Interface: A journal for and about social movements. 2: 42-67. Available online from:|-