Liz Miller

Professor, Communication Studies

As a documentary maker and educator I am interested in the combined power of media and food to instigate creative encounters. For the last fifteen years I have been making films about environmental justice that address issues including water privatization, sea-level rise, and climate migration.

A recipe for a signature dish made by you: Morning shot before class
Fresh Lemon, Tumeric, ginger, apple cider, cucumber or kale



Co-authored book

High, Steve & Miller, Liz & Ted Little. Going Public: Oral History, Documentary, and Theatre. University of British Columbia Press

Chapter Miller, L. Rethinking Engagement: Community Media in an Age of Expanded Documentary, in Going Public: Oral History, Documentary, and Theatre, University of British Columbia Press (in progress)

Chapter Miller, L. En la casa: A gendered oppositional strategy for feminist engagement, Palgrave, in Going Public: Oral History, Documentary, and Theatre, University of British Columbia Press ( in progress).

Miller, L. and Marty Allor, Choreographies of Collaboration: Social Engagement in Interactive Documentaries, Studies in Documentary Film,  Vol. 10, Issue 1, p. 53-70.

Luchs, M. and Miller, E. (2015), Not so far away: a collaborative model of engaging refugee youth in the outreach of their digital stories. Area. doi:10.1111/area.12165

Chapter Miller, L and Michele Luchs, (2015) “On Tour with Mapping Memories: Sharing Refugee Youth Stories in Montreal Classrooms.” Beyond Testimony and Trauma: Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence, University of British Columbia Press, , p. 235-253

Chapter Miller, L. (2013). “Going Places: Helping Youth with Refugee Experiences Take Their Stories Public.” Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice, Anna Sheftel, Stacey Zembrzycki, eds. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, p. 113 -127.

Chapter Miller L. and Michele Luchs (2013). “Arrival Stories: Using Media to Create Connections in a Refugee Residence”. Remembering Mass Violence: Oral History, New Media and Performance, Steven High, Edward Little and Thi Ry Duong (eds.), Toronto, University of Toronto Press, p. 184-200.

Chapter Miller, L. & Michele Smith (2012 )“Dissemination and Ownership of Knowledge” in Handbook of Participatory Video AltaMira Press, August, p. 331-348

Journal Miller, L. (2010) “Queer is In the Eye of the Newcomer: Mapping Performances of Place” InTensions, Issue 4.0 Fall.

Chapter Miller, L. (2009) Filmmaker in Residence: The Digital Grandchild of Challenge for Change. In Waugh, T. (Ed). Challenge For Change / Societe Nouvelle (McGill University Press) p. 427-442.

Journal Miller, L.  “Building Participation in the Outreach for “The Water Front” film,” Journal of Canadian Studies, special edition, Sharing Authority: Community-University Collaboration in Oral History, Digital Storytelling, and Engaged Scholarship, Vol. 43, No. 1, Winter,2009, p. 59-86.