Susan Currie Sivek, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Mass Communication at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. She earned her master’s degree and doctorate from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Susan teaches courses in multimedia communication, media writing, and media theory. Her research interests include social media and journalism, magazine journalism, and political communication. She is originally from San Antonio, Texas, where she attended Trinity University and received a B.A. summa cum laude in English.
Susan’s most recent curriculum vitae is here.
Recent Conference Presentations/Panels:
Panelist, “Social Media and Magazines” research panel, AEJMC annual conference, Chicago, August 9-12, 2012.
Panelist, “The Curated Journey: iPad and Tablet Narrative” panel, AEJMC annual conference, Chicago, August 9-12, 2012.
Roundtable: Engaging Students with Social Media: Practical Ideas and Advice, Western Political Science Association annual conference, Portland, OR, March 22-24, 2012.
Panelist, Going Digital: Preparing Students to Succeed as Magazines Move from Paper to Pixels, AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, March 8-10, 2012.
“Packaging Inspiration: Al Qaeda’s Digital Magazine Strategy and Popular Culture Resonance,” research paper presentation; “Advertising, Engagement, and Entertainment” panel; and “Social Networking with Magazines” panel, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, St. Louis, MO, August 2011.
“Activist Magazines Online (or Not),” research paper presentation, Mapping the Magazine Conference, Cardiff University, July 2011.
“Journalism’s View on Mobile Publishing” Panel, Eighth Conference on Innovation Journalism, Stanford University, May 2011.
“The Expertise of Place: Social Media and Accountability for City Magazine Journalism” research paper presentation at the Extending Expertise: Experts and Amateurs in Communication and Culture conference, University of Ottawa, April 30-May 1, 2011.
“‘We Need a Showing of All Hands’: Technological Utopianism in MAKE Magazine” in Journal of Communication Inquiry, July 2011.
“Social Media Under Social Control: Regulating Social Media and the Future of Socialization” in Electronic News, September 2010.