Kate Hennessy

Kate Hennessy

I am an Associate Professor specializing in Media at Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology. I am an anthropologist with a PhD in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia and an MA in the Anthropology of Media from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. I was Trudeau Foundation Scholar from 2006-2010, and in 2017 I received the Confederation of Faculty University Association of BC’s Early in Career Award, recognizing contributions outside of the academy.

Contact: hennessy_kate@sfu.ca

Position: Associate Professor




Embodied Interactions with a Sufi Dhikr Ritual: Negotiating Privacy and Transmission of Intangible Cultural Heritage in “Virtual Sama”
Conference Proceedings: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, British Computer Society, July 2017
pp. 365-372, DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2017.73

A. Kadir, K. Hennessy, N. Yalcin, S. DiPaola

London, UK

British Computer Society


Medium-specific properties of urban screens : Towards an ontological framework for digital public displays
Conference Proceedings: ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition, 2013
10 pages

C. Fortin, S. DiPaola, K. Hennessy, J. Bizzocchi, C. Neustaedter

Sydney, Australia