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 such as water privatization, climate migration, refugee rights and gender violence. 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 media production, research methods and food and film. Miller has partnered with international organizations including Witness (USA) and UNESCO to offer workshops in water journalism, media production, digital storytelling, and media advocacy. She has published several articles and book chapters on collaborative and interactive documentaries as social change interventions. Her article “Choreographies of Collaboration: Social Engagement in Interactive Documentaries” (2016) was published in Studies in Documentary Film. Her recent co-authored book "The Art of Participatory Practice" (2017) is accompanied by a website profiling the work of 29 socially engaged practitioners exploring the aesthetic and performative dimensions of their work. Liz has served on the board of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television for six years and as a board member of Cinema Politica for ten years.
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