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Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia

Chris Tenove is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He conducts research in the fields of political theory, political communication, and international relations. He has published peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and policy reports on cyber-security threats, harmful speech, and disinformation. He won a CRTC Prize for Excellence in Policy Research for the article, Protecting Democracy from Disinformation: Normative Threats and Policy Responses. He recently published the report, Trolled on the Campaign Trail: Online Incivility and Abuse in Canadian Politics (

Dr. Tenove received his PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, and his MA in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley. From 2015 to 2017 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics and the Munk School of Global Affairs. He previously worked as an award-winning freelance writer and broadcaster.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow in Politics and Media, University of British Columbia


  • 2015 
    University of British Columbia, PhD in Political Science