Areas of Expertise
Chris Tenove is a Research Associate and Instructor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, and the Director (interim) of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI). He has held teaching and research positions in UBC’s Political Science department and Global Reporting Centre, and as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics and the Munk School of Global Affairs.
Dr. Tenove conducts research in the fields of political theory, political communication, and international relations. At CSDI, he oversees research and policy engagement projects on topics including platform governance and democracy. He has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the challenges that digital media pose to democracy and human rights, including in journals such as Political Communication, the International Journal of Press/Politics, and Political Research Quarterly.
Dr. Tenove’s policy reports have tackled topics including social media regulation, cyber-security, and responses to online harassment, including his report with SPPGA Professor Heidi Tworek, “Trolled on the Campaign Trail: Online Incivility and Abuse in Canadian Politics.” He regularly publishes op-eds and engages news media, and previously worked as an award-winning journalist
At the SPPGA, Dr. Tenove has taught PPGA 580 (Internet and Global Affairs) and PPGA 509 (Communicating Policy).