Mike Zajko
Assistant Professor, Sociology – University of British Columbia
Kelowna, BC, Canada


Completed Education

PhD in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta

B.A. Honors and M.A. in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary


Zajko, M. (2022). Artificial intelligence, algorithms, and social inequality: Sociological contributions to contemporary debates. Sociology Compass.

Zajko, M. (2022). Book Review of Machine Habitus: Toward a Sociology of Algorithms by Massimo Airoldi. Social Forces.

Zajko, M. (2021). Telecom Tensions: Internet Service Providers and Public Policy in Canada. McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Zajko, M. (2021). Conservative AI and social inequality: Conceptualizing alternatives to bias through social theory. AI & Society.

Zajko, M. (2018). Internet Service Providers as Privacy Custodians. Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 33(3), pp. 401-423.

Zajko, M. (2018). Security against Surveillance: IT Security as Resistance to Pervasive Surveillance. Surveillance & Society, 16(1), pp. 39-52.

Zajko, M. (2016). Telecom Responsibilization: Internet Governance, Surveillance, and New Roles for Intermediaries. Canadian Journal of Communication, 41(1), pp. 75–93.

Zajko, M. (2015). The Copyright Surveillance Industry. Media and Communication 3(2), pp. 42-52.

Zajko, M. (2015). Canada’s cyber security and the changing threat landscape. Critical Studies on Security 3(2), pp. 147-161.

Zajko, M. (2012). Book Review of Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to Researching with Visual Materials (3rd ed.) by Gillian Rose. Canadian Review of Sociology 49(4), pp. 449-451.

Zajko, M. (2012). Climate change and extreme weather as risk and consequence. In A. Mica, A. Peisert, & J. Winczorek (Eds.), Sociology and the unintended: Robert Merton revisited. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Zajko, M. (2011). The shifting politics of climate science. Society, 48(6), pp. 457-461.

Zajko, M. and Béland, D. (2008). Space and protest policing at international summits. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26(4), pp. 719-735.

Conference Participation

Zajko, M. (2018). “Surveillance studies and the new materialism”. The Eighth Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference, Aarhus, June 8.

Zajko, M. (2016). “Internet service providers as privacy custodians”. The Seventh Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference, Barcelona, April 22.

Zajko, M. (2014). “John and Jane Doe meet the Copyright Surveillance Industry”. The Sixth Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference, Barcelona, April 26.

Zajko, M. (2012). “Responsibilizing surveillance: State and private actor coordination in the field of telecommunications”. The Fifth Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference, Sheffield, U.K., April 4.

Zajko, M. (2011). “Climate change as consequence and the consequences of climate change”. Workshop on Unintended Consequences, Gdańsk, Poland, May 10.

Zajko, M. (2010). “Contested credibility in the global warming controversy”. The Canadian Sociological Association Annual Conference, Montreal, QC, June 1.