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Chris Russill

Associate Professor
    Phone:613-520-2600, ext. 7415
    Department:School of Journalism and Communication


    Chris Russill is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication and Academic Director at Re.Climate, a centre for climate communication and public engagement, both housed at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. His current work focuses on problems of disinformation and denial in their relevance to climate action.

    Chris co-edited Critical Approaches to Climate Change and Civic Action with Anabela Carvalho and Julie Doyle, a collection exploring conceptual invention in public forms of climate action. He has also edited Earth Observing Media, a collection engaging with the politics of Google Earth, digital globes, drones, radar, sonar, GPS, migration, missile photography, and satellite imaging.

    He is an Associate Editor at Science and Environmental Communication and serves on the boards of Environmental Communication, Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication, and Communication Undisciplined. He teaches classes in Climate Change + Communication and contributes to the new Collaborative Specialization in Climate Change (you can do this degree in our communication program!).

    Chris completed his Ph.D. in communication at Penn State, and his M.A. and B. A. at York University in Toronto. He is an external member of the Institute for Environment, Conservation and Sustainability at the University of Toronto, a former fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, a former editor of the Canadian Journal of Communication, and a member of Carleton Climate Commons.

    Recent Publications

    Russill, C. 2023. Alarmism and Accountability in Climate Communication During Extreme Events. Social Media + Society. (forthcoming)

    Russill, C. 2023. Climate Communication. The Handbook of Communication Ethics, New York: Routledge. (forthcoming)

    Carvalho, A., Russill, C. and Doyle, J. 2021. Critical Approaches to Climate Change and Civic Action. Frontiers: Science and Environmental Communication.

    Dick, H., Young, L. C., Russill, C., and Tremblay, A. 2021. Into the Air. Media Theory, 5, 2.