This is the site of Susan Currie Sivek, Ph.D.
I’m an assistant professor in the Department of Mass Communication at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. I earned my master’s degree and doctorate from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. I teach courses in multimedia communication, media writing, and media theory. My research interests include social media and journalism, magazine journalism, and political communication.
I tweet a lot too.
My curriculum vitae is here.
Upcoming/Recent Conference Presentations/Panels:
Panelist, “Opportunities and Constraints for Independent Digital Magazines,” “Magazines in the Digital Age” research panel, Magazine Division, AEJMC annual conference, Washington, D.C., August 8-10, 2013.
“Political Opinion Magazines on Twitter during Election 2012: Uniting, Dividing, Motivating,” Journalism Research and Education Section, IAMCR annual conference, Dublin, Ireland, June 25-29, 2013.
“Today’s City Magazines and Creative Destruction in the Urban Information Environment,” Media Production Analysis Working Group, IAMCR annual conference, Dublin, Ireland, June 25-29, 2013.
Panelist, “Social Media and Magazines” research panel, Magazine Division, AEJMC annual conference, Chicago, August 9-12, 2012.
Panelist, “The Curated Journey: iPad and Tablet Narrative” panel, Magazine and Visual Communication divisions, AEJMC annual conference, Chicago, August 9-12, 2012.
“Using iPads and Google Forms to introduce students to media research methods.” MediaCommons Digital Scholarly Network Front Page website “Teaching with Technology” series.
“City Magazines and Social Media: Moving Beyond the Monthly,” in the Journal of Magazine and New Media Research, in press. Details TBA.
“Packaging Inspiration: Al Qaeda’s Digital Magazine Inspire and Self-Radicalization” in International Journal of Communication, January 2013.
“‘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.