Dr. Elizabeth Dubois writes, speaks and teaches at the intersection of technology and politics. Technology critic meets advocate meets academic, she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa and member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society. Her work examines digital media, influence and political engagement.
Elizabeth is a graduate of the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford where she completed a DPhil (PhD) in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences as well as an MSc in the Social Sciences of the Internet (distinction). Elizabeth also has a BA Hons. Specialization in Communication (summa cum laude) from the University of Ottawa. Elizabeth was a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, Clarendon Fellow and Killam Fellow (Fulbright Canada).
Collaborating with non-profits, tech. companies, journalists and academics internationally, Elizabeth’s work is action oriented. From running an online survey that doubled as a voter information tool in the 2015 federal election to writing op-eds, she endeavors to make her work accessible and valuable in a public forum.
As a Public Policy Forum Fellow Elizabeth investigated public policy options around the future of news. Previously Elizabeth worked on Parliament Hill (Canada) as a communications specialist for an MP, in climate change policy for an international human rights organization and has consulted for other non-profit organizations.
Elizabeth is a big fan of climbing mountains, solving problems over a pint and re-watching the same TV show over and over (and over).