Jessica Percy Campbell

I am a PhD candidate and sessional instructor in the Political Science department at the University of Victoria. I am working under the supervision of Dr. Colin Bennett. My research focuses on how older adults (65+) use smart speakers such as Google Home and Amazon Echo (Alexa) for aging in place. More specifically, my work is about the privacy and surveillance implications of repurposing generalized smart home technologies as care tools for older adults. What happens when technology becomes easier to use for most, but privacy controls remain difficult to access? How can privacy policies better protect user data?


  • PhD Political Science, University of Victoria 2017-present
  • MA Sociology, Concordia University, 2016
  • BA Sociology (Hons), Concordia University, 2013

AGE-WELL HQP Pacific Regional Representative (2022-2023)

Recent Awards: 

AGE-WELL Michael F. Harcourt Policy Fellowship  (2020)

Faculty of Social Science Graduate Research Fellowship for Identity Data and Systemic Racism   (2021) 

IAPP Westin Scholar Award (2022)

TELUS Graduate Research Fellowship on Telecommunications Policy (2022)