Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia

Candis Callison is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at UBC. This year (2017/2018), Candis is also the Chair of the Bachelor of Media Studies Program. Her research and teaching are focused on changes to media practices and platforms, journalism ethics, the role of social movements in public discourse, and understanding how issues related to science and technology become meaningful for diverse publics.

Candis’ book, How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts (Duke University Press, 2014) uses ethnographic methods and a comparative lens to bring together the work of science journalists, scientists, and three distinct social groups that are outside environmental movement and policy frameworks in an American context.

Candis is currently co-authoring a book based on research related to gender, colonialism, technology, and journalism for McGill-Queens Press. She also leads a research team on Arctic Journalism, funded through a SSHRC Insight Grant. They are researching changes to professional norms, practices and standards for Canadian Arctic journalists working in an era of environmental change and global audiences.

Candis holds a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society. She also has a Master of Science from MIT in Comparative Media Studies.  Prior to her academic work, Candis produced, wrote, and reported for television, the Internet, and radio in Canada (CBC, CTV) and the United States (Lycos, Tech TV).

Candis is a member of the Tahltan Nation, an Indigenous people located in northwestern B.C.

Experience

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    Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia