Kim Sawchuk is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University. A feminist media studies scholar, Sawchuk’s current research-creation work traverses two major areas: wireless, mobile communications and the legacy of biomedical imaging, or biotourism. While distinct in content, they intersect via the thread of mobility. Sawchuk, together with Dr. Barbara Crow of York University, is conducting SSHRC funded research on senior citizens and cellular phones. She is also directing an international project Active Aging Mobile Technologies on the intersections of aging and the promises of mobile technology. Sawchuk is a co-founder of the Mobile Media Lab (York-Concordia) and director of the Mobilities Research Centre located in Concordia’s Department of Communication Studies. She has just completed a six-year term as the editor of the Canadian Journal of Communications ( and she is the co-editor of Wi: journal of mobile media ( In addition to her academic research, in 1996 Sawchuk co-founded of StudioXX,  a feminist research and media arts centre in Montréal.