Cait McKinney receives the 2021 Gertrude J. Robinson Award

June 10, 2021

Cait McKinney, assistant professor in the School of Communication received the 2021 Gertrude J. Robinson Award "Best Book of the Year" from the Canadian Communication Association for the 2020 book Information Activism: A Queer History of Lesbian Media Technologies. The book explores sexuality studies, media history and how the access to information and media technologies brought people together to organize and build social justice movements. 

The award is named in honour of the many contributions of Professor Gertrude J. Robinson to the discipline of communication in Canada and around the world and honours the best in Canadian communications scholarship. Congratulations!  

Recent Reviews:

“What We Can Learn About Activism Today in the Archives of Queer History,” The Nation, January 5, 2021.


Past recipients of the Gertrude J. Robinson Award include faculty members in the School of Communication:

  • 2020. Nick Dyer-Witheford and Svitlana MatviyenkoCyberwar and Revolution: Digital Subterfuge in Global Capitalism . University of Minnesota Press.
  • 2018. Enda Brophy. Language Put to Work: The Making of the Global Call Center Workforce . Palgrave Macmillan.