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Chris Tenove is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia.  His research focuses on the relationship between justice, democracy, inclusion and exclusion, working in the fields of political theory, political communication, and international relations.

From 2015 to 2017, Tenove was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto‘s  Centre for Ethics and the Munk School of Global Affairs, where he focused on digital threats to democracy and human rights.

Dr. Tenove received his PhD in Political Science, with concentrations in Political Theory and International Relations, from the University of British Columbia. His doctoral dissertation, Justice and Inclusion in Global Politics: Victim Representation and the International Criminal Court, was supervised by Richard Price and Mark Warren. This research was funded by SSHRC,  the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, the Liu Institute for Global Issues and CIGI’s Africa Initiative.


(2019). “Networking Justice: Digitally-enabled Engagement in Transitional Justice by the Syrian Diaspora.Ethnic and Racial Studies. Advanced online publication.

(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.


(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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