Dr. Elizabeth Dubois (PhD, University of Oxford) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and University Research Chair in Politics, Communication and Technology. At the University of Ottawa she runs the Pol Comm Tech Lab and is a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa. She is also a Fellow at the Berkman-Klein Center at Harvard University and an Affiliate at the Center for Information, Technology and Public Life at University of North Carolina.
Her work examines political uses of digital media including media manipulation, citizen engagement, and artificial intelligence. In 2019, she co-led the Digital Ecosystem Research Challenge which brought together 18 research teams to examine uses of digital media in the 2019 Federal Election in Canada. Her multi-disciplinary Pol Comm Tech Lab includes political scientists, computer scientists, and communication students. She collaborates internationally with non-profits, technology companies, journalists, and academics. She also hosts the Wonks and War Rooms podcast where political communication theory meets on the ground strategy. Her public writing has appeared in Maclean's, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Policy Options, The Conversation, Salon and been featured in many others.