issues and experts

SFU experts on police brutality protests

June 01, 2020

Shradhha Sharma ; University Communications and Marketing, 604.202.2504,

Adel Iskandar, Communication, 778.668.6755,

  • Race relations, police brutality and the securitization of public life in the US
  • Role of media 
  • Uprisings and protests

Anil Hira, Political Science,

  • U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to country-wide protests
  • Possible impact of protests on U.S. Presidential election

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Communication,

(Chun is a Canada 150 Chair in New Media at SFU) 

*Available via phone or Zoom at 4 pm

  • Leads SFU's Digital Democracies Group, which integrates research and data science to address questions of equality and social justice.
  • Digital media and its impact on everyday life

Peter Chow-White, Communication, 604.603.3794,

  • Social media use during a crisis
  • Trends in how we use social media

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