Selected publications listed here; see also Google Scholar Profile


Smith, K. L., and Guzik, E. (2022). Developing Privacy Extensions: Is it Advocacy through the Web Browser?. Surveillance & Society20(1), 64-81. Available online: 

Smith, K. L. and Shade, L. R. (2021). Youth and Social Media: From Vulnerability to Empowerment & Equality (Guest Editors’ Introduction). Studies in Social Justice. Available online:

Smith, K. L. (2021). iPads, Free Data, and Young Peoples’ Rights: Refractions from a Universal Access Model During the Pandemic. Studies in Social Justice. Available online:

Journal Articles

Smith, K. L. and Shade, L. R. (2018). Children’s Digital Playgrounds as Data Assemblages: Problematics of Privacy, Personalization and Promotional Culture. Big Data & Society. Available online:

Smith, K. L., Shade, L. R. & Shepherd, T. (2017). Open Privacy Badges for Digital Policy Literacy. The International Journal of Communication. 11: 2784-2805. Available online:  

Smith, K. L. (2017). Social Innovation Partnerships: An Opportunity for Critical, Activist Scholarship. Canadian Journal of Communication. 42(1): 99-112. Available online:

McPhail, B., Parsons, C., Smith, K. L., Ferenbok, J. & Clement, A. (2012). Identifying Canadians at the Border: ePassports and the 9/11 Legacy.  Canadian Journal of Law & Society: 27(3) 341-361.  Available online:

Borchorst, N., McPhail, B., Smith, K. L., Ferenbok, J., &  Clement, A. (2012). Bridging Identity Gaps – Supporting Identity Performance in Citizen Service Encounters.  Computer Supported Cooperative Work: 21(6) 555-590.  Available online:

Smith, K. L., McPhail, B., Ferenbok, J., Tichine, A. & Clement, A.  (2011).  Playing with surveillance: The design of a mock RFID-based identification infrastructure for public engagement.  Surveillance & Society: 9(1/2) 149-166.  Available online:   

Damianakis, T., Crete-Nishihata, M., Smith, K. L., Baecker, R. M., & Marziali, M. (2010). The Psychosocial Impacts of Multimedia Biographies on Persons With Cognitive Impairments. The Gerontologist: 50(1) 23-35.  Available online:

Smith, K. L., Crete-Nishihata, M., Damianakis, Marziali, M. & Baecker, R. M. (2009).  Multimedia Biographies: A Reminiscence and Social Stimulus Tool for Persons with Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Technology in Human Services: 27 (4)  287-306.  Available online:

Book chapters

Smith, K. L. (2019). Our Community Hacks: Exploring Hive Toronto’s Open Infrastructures. In Making Our World: Hacker and Maker Movements in Context (Eds. Schrock, A. & Hunsinger, J.) Peter Lang.

McPhail, B., Clement, A., Smith, K. L., Weber, J., Ferenbok, J., &  Tichine, A. (2014). Proportionate ID cards: Prototyping for Privacy and Accountability. In DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media (Eds. M. Ratto and M. Boler).  Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Conference proceedings and workshops

Smith, K. L., Shepherd, T., Belshaw, D., Shade, L. R., and Meisner, K. (2015).  Production, Play and Remix: Building Networked Privacy Through Empowerment. Networked Privacy Workshop at Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Vancouver, BC, March 14-15.  Available online:

Clement, A., McPhail, B., Smith, K. L., & Ferenbok, J. (2012).  Probing, Mocking and Prototyping: Participatory Approaches to Identity Infrastructuring.  PDC ’12: Proceedings of the 12th Participatory Design Conference.  Roskilde, Denmark: August 12-16.  Volume 1, pp 21-30.  Available online:

Smith, K. L. (2010).  Ethnographically exploring deliberation through policy pertinent social media in Ontario. Online Deliberation 2010 conference.  Leeds, UK: June 30-July 2, 2010.  Available online:

McPhail, B., Boa, K., Ferenbok, J.,  Smith, K. L. &  Clement, A (2009). Identity, Privacy and Security Challenges with Ontario’s Enhanced Driver’s Licence. In proceedings from 2009 IEEE Toronto International Conference – Science and Technology for Humanity. Toronto: September 26-27.  Available online:

Moore, G., Lottridge, D., & Smith, K. L. (2010).  Designing Design Learning: A Case Study.  Proceedings for Design Research Society 2010 Design & Complexity Conference.  Montreal: July 7-9, 2010.  Available online:

Smith, K. L. (2009). From talk back to tag clouds: Social media, information visualization and design. In proceedings from 2009 IEEE Toronto International Conference – Science and Technology for Humanity. Toronto: September 26-27.  Available online:

Reviews, reports, white papers and policy interventions 

Smith, K. L. (2016). Theories, practices and examples for community and social informatics. Information, Communication & Society, 19:12, 1773-1774, DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2016.1224911

Smith, K. L. & Belshaw, D. (2015). Exploring Net Neutrality with Mozilla Webmaker. In Online Case Study for The Civic Media Project associated with The Civic Media Reader (Eds. Gordon, E. and Mihailidis, P.) Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. Available online:

Smith, K. L., Meisner, K., Shade, L., Shepherd, T, and Belshaw, D. (2015).  Co-Designing Open Badges for Privacy Education with Canadian Youth. Mozilla report for Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Contributions Program. Available online:

Belshaw, D. & Smith, K. L.  (2014). Why Mozilla cares about Web Literacy.  Mozilla white paper, available online at:

Consensus Submission to the Federal Government Consultation for a Digital Economy Strategy Economy for Canada (2010).  Convened by Clement, A & Smith, K. L.  Available online from: