Katie Warfield is faculty in the Department of Journalism and Communication at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey BC. She is the Director of the Visual Media Workshop, a centre for research and learning into digital visual culture. She is an award-winning community activist and her recent writings have appeared in Social Media + Society, Feminist Media Studies, Language and Literacy, and Feminist Issues, 6th ed. by Pearson Education. She teaches classes in communication theory, popular culture, discourse theory, media and diversity, visual methods and ethics, and social media. Her research is located at the intersection of post-phenomenology, new materialism, digital literacy, and gender theory. She has also worked in the print media, cultural policy, and urban planning.