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Sibo Chen

Sibo Chen
Assistant Professor

Sibo Chen is an Assistant Professor in the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University. As a critical communication scholar by training, his areas of interest include transcultural political economy of communication, environmental communication, energy-society relations, and critical discourse analysis. Before joining ProCom, he was a SSHRC Vanier Doctoral Fellow in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University.

Currently, he serves as Co-Chair of the Emerging Scholar Network section in the International Association for Media and Communication Research, external link(IAMCR) as well as Co-Editor of Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing, the official journal of Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing, external link
Selected Publications (also see, external link)

  • Chen, S. (2019). How to discredit a social movement: Negative framing of “Idle No More” in Canadian print media. Journal of Environmental Communication, 13(2), 144-151.
  • Chen, S. (2018). Exploring the formation of the “leave-it-to-experts” storyline during the initial outbreak of the 2013 smog hazard in Beijing. Chinese Journal of Communication, 11(4), 385-399.
  • Chen, S. (2017). Toward multiple conceptions of the human–nature relationship: The "human–nature unity" frame in a Chinese village. International Journal of Communication, 11, 4481–4498.
  • Chen, S. (2016). Selling the environment: Green marketing discourse in China's automobile advertising. Discourse, Context & Media, 12, 11-19.
  • Chen, S. & Gunster, S. (2016). “Ethereal carbon”: legitimizing liquefied natural gas in British Columbia. Environmental Communication, 10(3), 305-321.