Professor Kidd graduated with a PhD from the School of Communications at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, with a specialization in international development. Her research agenda is broadly concerned with the role of grassroots communicators and movements in social change, and she worked as a popular communicator, trainer, and advocate in community radio, documentary film and video, and social justice communications.
Her research has been circulated in academic and non-academic publications, including Popular Communication, Information, Communication &. Society, Mediaciones, the Journal of Alternative and Community Media, Project Censored, and Peace Review.
- Social Movement Communications
- Alternative Media
- Visiting Scholar, Uniminuto University. Bogota, Colombia, 2018
- Chair, Department of Media Studies 2014-2017
- Policy Board Member USFFA
- Simon Fraser University, PhD Communication, 1998
- Principal Investigator (2008-2009) Digital Inclusion: Both Sides of the Equation. Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere Program. Social Science Research Council.
- Co-editor. The Communications Commons. Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture. Special Issue. Summer 2020.
- Standing rock and the Indigenous commons. Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture. Special Issue. Summer 2020.
- Indymedia. In The Routledge Companion of Citizen Media, 2020.
- Extra-activism, Counter-mapping and Data Justice. information, Communication & Society. Vol. 22, Issue 7, 2019.
- Practice Approaches to Video Activism. In Hilde Stephansen and Emiliano Trere (eds). Citizen Media and Practice: Currents, Connections, Challenges. London & New York: Routledge, 2018.