Dr. Peter Chow-White

Associate Professor, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University

Peter received his Bachelor’s degree in History and Sociology from the University of British Columbia and Master’s degree in Sociology from Simon Fraser University. He earned his Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles under the supervision of sociologist and communication scholar Manuel Castells. His current work focuses on the development of information and communication technologies and their impact on organizations and everyday life in the areas of social media and genome technologies. His work on genomics, personalized medicine, and privacy is funded by the BC Cancer Agency, Genome British Columbia, and the Terry Fox Research Institute. He makes frequent appearances in the media on a range of topics such as technology, telecommunications, the Internet, privacy, data mining, health, science, and social media. Dr. Chow-White has been an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, since 2006. He is Director of the Genomics and Network Analysis (GeNA) Lab, and Associate Director of the Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology at Simon Fraser University. He is also Head of Bioethics, Policy, and Social Aspects at the Centre for Clinical Diagnostic Genomics at the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. He is co-author with Lisa Nakamura of the edited book Race After the Internet from Routledge and his is work has appeared in Communication Theory, the International Journal of Communication, Media, Culture & Society, Science, Technology & Human Values, and PLoS Medicine.