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Liz Miller

Elizabeth (Liz) Miller is a documentary maker and professor who uses collaboration and interactivity as a way to connect personal stories to larger timely social issues. Her films/educational campaigns on timely issues such waste (As the Gull Flies), rising sea levels (SwampScapes, The Shore Line) gender rights (En la Casa), refugee integration and rights (Mapping Memories), water privatization (The Water Front) & environmental justice (Hands On) have won international awards, been integrated into educational curricula and influenced decision makers. Years of experience in community media and a background in political economics, electronic media art, and Latin American studies fuel her ongoing explorations of new media as art, advocacy, and as a catalyst for critical pedagogies. Liz is a Full Professor in Communications Studies at Concordia University in Montreal where she teaches courses in food, media and culture, media production and research-creation. Miller has partnered with international organizations including Witness (USA) and UNESCO to offer workshops in water journalism, media production, digital storytelling, and media advocacy. Her co-authored book with Steven High and Ted Little, Going Public: The Art of Participatory Practice (2017) profiles the work of 29 socially engaged practitioners exploring the political, aesthetic and performative dimensions of their work. Miller is a member of the International Association of Women in Television and Radio (IAWRT).

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Documentary Maker and Professor, Communication Studies, Concordia University

1999 – Master of Fine Arts, Integrated Electronic Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

En la casa

Mapping Memories

The Water Front


“Going Places: Helping Youth with Refugee Experiences Take Their Stories Public”. Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice, Anna Sheftel et Stacey Zembrzycki, eds. NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

“Arrival Stories: Using Media to Create Connections in a Refugee Residence.” Co-authored with Michele Luchs. Remembering Mass Violence: Oral History, New Media and Performance, Steven High, Edward Little and Thi Ry Duong (eds.), Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2013.

“Dissemination and Ownership of Knowledge.” Co-authored with Michele Smith. Handbook of Participatory Video. Alta Mira Press, August 2012, p. 331-348