I am currently working on projects that engage with social media research ethics, platform archives, critical digital humanities, and participatory/collaborative research approaches to internet research.

Recent Publications

Mackinnon, K. (2022), “Critical care for the early web: ethical digital methods for archived youth data,” Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society

Mackinnon, K. (2022) “The death of GeoCities: seeking destruction and platform eulogies in Web archives,” Internet Histories, DOI: 10.1080/24701475.2022.2051331 (Open Access)

Shade, L, Henderson, M.J., and Mackinnon, K. (2021) “The past, present, and future of digital privacy for youth and children: Part 1 and 2.” Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, University of Toronto.

Mackinnon, K. (2021) “Dispatch: Ethical Challenges to Researching Youth Cultures in Historical Web Archives,” Studies in Social Justice,

Mackinnon, K., & Shade, L. R. (2020). “God Only Knows What It’s Doing to Our Children’s Brains”: A Closer Look at Internet Addiction Discourse. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 12(1), 16-38. 


The eQuality Project (2015-2022) with Leslie Regan Shade
Early Internet Memories
“The Algorithmic You” with Monica Jean Henderson
Privacy Guide 

UofT Centre for Culture and Technology (FKA McLuhan Centre) – University of Toronto (2019-2022)
Ursula Franklin Reading Group – edited essay collection with Leslie Regan Shade and Kanishka Sikri

Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI) – University of Toronto (2019)
Trans-Canada Computer Communication Network (TCCN) with Daniel Joseph