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Wed, April 26, 2006 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM • GEB 3.312
Susannah Stern (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is currently an Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies Department at the University of San Diego. Her research is situated at the intersection of electronic media and youth culture. She focuses on how young people experience the mediated world, how they use media to navigate through adolescence, and how they construct media messages to meet their own needs and fantasies. She is particularly interested in the Internet as a unique space for cultural production, youth communication, self- publication, sub-culture connection, and identity exploration. Her work has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Women's Studies in Communication, and New Media and Society, as well as in several edited collections.Presented as part of the Gender and Technology Speaker Series 2006.