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Elizabeth (Liz ) Miller is a documentary maker and professor who uses collaboration and interactivity as a way to connect personal stories to larger timely social issues. Her films/educational campaigns on timely issues such as refugee integration and rights (Mapping Memories), climate migration and adaptation (SwampScapes, The Shore Line) gender rights (En la Casa), water privatization (The Water Front) & environmental justice (Hands On) have won international awards, been integrated into educational curricula and influenced decision makers. Years of experience in community media and a background in political economics, electronic media art, and Latin American studies fuel her ongoing explorations of new media as art, advocacy, and as a catalyst for critical pedagogies. Liz is a Full Professor in Communications Studies at Concordia University in Montreal where she teaches courses in media production and research-creation. Miller has partnered with international organizations including Witness (USA) and UNESCO to offer workshops in water journalism, media production, digital storytelling, and media advocacy. Her recent co-authored book with Steven High and Ted Little, Going Public: The Art of Participatory Practice (2017) is accompanied by a website profiling the work of 29 socially engaged practitioners exploring the political, aesthetic and performative dimensions of their work.