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Chris Tenove is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He studies political theory and international relations, with an emphasis on issues of democracy, global justice, global governance and digital politics. He is also an award-winning journalist and broadcaster.

Tenove received his PhD in Political Science from UBC, and his MA from UC Berkeley’s Department of Rhetoric. He was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics and the Munk School of Global AffairsFor more on his academic background and research, see the Academic Work tab.

As a journalist, Tenove’ assignments have taken him to diamond pits in Sierra Leone, jazz clubs in Bosnia, prisons in Cambodia and jade mines in British Columbia. His features have appeared in magazines such as Maclean’s, The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, Adbusters, Vancouver, This Magazine, and Reader’s Digest Canada, and in newspapers such as the The TyeeGlobe and Mail, Toronto Star, and the National Post.

As a broadcaster, his documentaries have appeared on Ideas on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Radio Netherlands World Service, and This American Life.

Tenove and his family live in Vancouver, Canada. He is a member of the FCC—a collective of globetrotting writers who curate the rare but memorable Emily’s Monkey literary events.

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