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Chris Tenove is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Science at the the University of British Columbia, and previously at the University of Toronto’s  Centre for Ethics and the Munk School of Global Affairs. His research focuses on democracy, justice, representation and digital media, working in the fields of political theory, political communication, and international relations.

Dr. Tenove received his PhD in Political Science from UBC, with concentrations in Political Theory and International Relations. His doctoral dissertation, Justice and Inclusion in Global Politics: Victim Representation and the International Criminal Court, was supervised by Richard Price and Mark Warren, and supported by funding from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.


(2020). “Protecting Democracy from Disinformation: Normative Threats and Policy Responses.” The International Journal of Press/Politics. Online First.

(2020). “Disinformation as a Threat to Deliberative Democracy.” Political Research Quarterly. Online First. (co-author Spencer McKay)

(2019).”Networking Justice: Digitally-enabled Engagement in Transitional Justice by the Syrian Diaspora.Ethnic and Racial Studies 42(11): 1950–69.

(2019). “Online Disinformation and Harmful Speech: Dangers for Democratic Participation and Possible Policy Responses.” Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law 13: 215–32. (co-author Heidi Tworek)

(2017). “Should International Organizations Include Beneficiaries in Decision-making? Arguments for Mediated Inclusion.” Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric. 10 (2):44-65.

(2013). “International Criminal Justice as a Transnational Field: Rules, Authority and Victims.” International Journal of Transitional Justice.  7 (3): 393-412. (Co-author Peter Dixon.)


(forthcoming). “Does the International Criminal Court Empower Victims?Power in International Criminal Justice, Eds. Morten Bergsmo et al. (Florence, TOAEP: 2019).

(2013). “Problems and Delays in the Trials of Khmer Rouge Leaders.” Cambodia: Genocide and Persecution Series. Michigan: Greenhaven Publishing. 132-140.


(2020). Trolled on the Campaign Trail: Online Incivility and Abuse in Canadian Politics. Vancouver: Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, University of British Columbia. (Co-author: Heidi Tworek).

(2020). Processes, People, and Public Accountability: How to Understand and Address Harmful Communication Online. Ottawa, ON: Public Policy Forum. (Co-author: Heidi Tworek).
* Report for the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression. Also published by the Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy, University of McGill.

(2020) Tworek, Heidi, Ronan Ó Fathaigh, Lisanne Bruggeman, and Chris Tenove. Dispute Resolution and Content Moderation: Fair, Accountable, Independent, Transparent, and Effective. Amsterdam: Transatlantic High Level Working Group on Content Moderation Online and Freedom of Expression.

(2018). “Poisoning Democracy: How Canada Can Address Harmful Speech Online.” Public Policy Forum, Ottawa. (Co-authors: Heidi Tworek, Fenwick McKelvey.)

(2018). “Digital Threats to Democratic Elections: How Foreign Actors Use Digital Techniques to Undermine Democracy.” Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, University of British Columbia. (Co-authors: Jordan Buffie, Spencer McKay & David Moscrop.)

(2016). “Networking Peace: The Digital Dimensions of Conflict and Peacebuilding.” Department of Global Affairs Canada. (International Policy Ideas Challenge 2016.)

(2013). “International Justice for Victims? Assessing the International Criminal Court from Victims’ Perspectives in Kenya and Uganda.” Waterloo, Canada: Centre for International Governance Innovation.


With Asad Kiyani. (2011). “Fact-Finding without Facts: The Uncertain Evidentiary Foundations of International Criminal Convictions, by Nancy A. Combs. Victims’ Rights and Advocacy at the International Criminal Court, by T. Markus Funk. Rethinking International Criminal Law: Restorative Justice and the Rights of Victims in the International Criminal Court, by Godfrey M. Musila.” International Journal of Transitional Justice 5 (3): 519–529.

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