Roberta Lentz

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Roberta (Becky) Lentz is an Assistant Professor of Media and Public Policy in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). She is affiliated with [email protected] <> - a hub of research, scholarship and public outreach on issues and controversies in media, technology and culture and is also a Member of the McGill Centre for Developing-Area Studies <>. Prior to joining McGill University, she served as Program Officer for Media Policy at The Ford Foundation. During her tenure, she supported research and advocacy related to the commons. Her current research and teaching interests include 1) Communication and information policy, 2) Discourse and social change, and 3) Policy advocacy. She teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level ( Her undergraduate introductory course on electronic media policy approaches the topic from the perspective of the “communication commons”. Students have developed blogs which can be viewed here: and Website for more information:

Country of Origin: United States, but currently working in Canada

Affiliation: McGill University <>