Dr Patrick McCurdy

PhD alumni

Department of Media and Communications

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About me

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

Supervisors: Dr Bart Cammaerts and Professor Terhi Rantanen

After the PhD

Since September 2011, Dr. McCurdy has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, University of Ottawa in Canada.


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: http://www.e-revistes.uji.es/index.php/clr/article/viewArticle/88

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: http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/viewFile/842/559

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: http://www.interfacejournal.net/2010/11/interface-issue-2-volume-2-