Documentary Maker and Professor, Communication Studies, Concordia University
1999, Master of Fine Arts, Integrated Electronic Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Liz Miller is a documentary maker, community media artist, and professor in the Communication Studies program at Concordia University in Montreal. Miller has developed media advocacy and visual art projects with women, youth, senior citizens and a wide range of human rights organizations. Her documentary film projects, “Novela, Novela” and “The Water Front” have been broadcast around the world and used to impact policy and educational initiatives around gender, environmental justice, and human rights. Her recent book/DVD/website, “Mapping Memories: Participatory Media, Place-Based Stories & Refugee Youth,” has been used by educators and organizers working on gender, refugee rights, and immigration policy (mappingmemories.ca). Miller has served on the board of the International Association of Women in Television and Radio (IAWRT) for six years and is on the board of Cinema Politica in Montreal. Her most recent film, En la casa, la cama y la calle follows a visionary women’s rights group working to end sexual violence at home, in bed and in the streets through their powerful blend of TV drama and grassroots organizing.
“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