Fenwick McKelvey



Fenwick McKelvey is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University. After receiving his PhD from the Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture at Ryerson University and York University, McKelvey was appointed Visiting Scholar in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle (2012-2013). From 2006 to 2012, he worked at the Infoscape Centre for the Study of Social Media where he developed software to archive, analyze, and represent electoral politics online. McKelvey was the recipient of a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2012) and a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC) (2009). His first book, The Permanent Campaign: New Media, New Politics (co-authored with Greg Elmer and Ganaele Langlois), was published in 2012. He has also written a number of book chapters and articles for refereed journals and presented papers at national and international conferences (e.g., “Coding ‘Good Technology’ for Winning Campaigns” at the Society for Social Studies of Science in Copenhagen, 2012). As a team member, McKelvey brings to Project Arclight methodological and theoretical expertise on Internet data-mining and computational analysis. He will serve as Data Analytics Expert in Canada, developing Arclight’s analytic features and collaborating with domain experts for testing early versions of the tool.