Liz Miller is a documentary maker and professor interested in new approaches to community collaborations and documentary as a way to connect personal stories to larger social concerns. 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 powerful educational tool. Liz is a Full Professor in Communications Studies at Concordia University in Montreal and teaches courses in media production, the politics of food and film, methods in co-creation/ research-creation, Latin American film and more. Having lived in Central and South America for over six years, she continues to collaborate with groups in the region. Through Red Lizard Media, she has organized and led media institutes and workshops with a range of groups ( youth, senior citizens, human rights advocates, refugee organizations, teachers, water experts) in video advocacy, digital storytelling and media production.
Liz is a board member of Cinema Politica, the largest non-commercial community and campus-based documentary screening network in the world. She is an active member of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television having served on the board for six years.
Her films/educational campaigns on timely issues such as water privatization, immigration, refugee rights and the environment have won international awards, been integrated into educational curricula and influenced decision makers.