- Ph.D., Communication Theory and Research, University of Southern California, 1986
- MA, Biomedical Communications, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- BJ, University of Texas at Austin
Awards, Honors, Fellowships
Teaching and Research Interests
My research and teaching focus on the relationship between media and information technologies and social change. My most recent book, Alternative and Activist New Media (Polity, 2011) explores the ways that artists and activists use new media technologies to challenge mainstream culture, politics and society. I am co-editor of the 4-volume Sage Benchmarks in Communication: New Media (2009), and of The Handbook of New Media (2006). Works in progress include Media and Meaning: Communication Technology and Society (Oxford University Press), and Foundations of Media and Communication Theory (Blackwell). From 2001 to 2005 I was co-editor of the journal New Media & Society.
Previously, I have held faculty appointments in the Department of Communication at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and in the Telecommunication and Film Department at the University of Alabama. I have also been a visiting scholar at the University of Amsterdam's School of Communication Research in the Netherlands and a visiting professor at the ICT & Society Center at the University of Salzburg, Austria.
Other interests include information society, social and cultural aspects of communication/information technologies, scholarly communication, and communication and knowledge.
Leah A. Lievrouw. When users push back: Oppositional new media and community. In Communities & Technologies 2003. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, in press.
Leah A. Lievrouw. Review of Digital Media Revisited: Theoretical and Conceptual Innovations in Digital Domains , Gunnar Liestol, Andrew Morrison, and Terje Rasmussen (Eds.) (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003), American Book Review, in press.
Leah A. Lievrouw. Review of Critique of Information , Scott Lash (London: Sage, 2002). The Information Society, in press.
Leah A. Lievrouw. Integrating the research on media access: A critical overview. In Erik P. Bucy and John E. Newhagen (Eds.), Reconceptualizing Access: Social and Psychological Influences on Media Use, pp. 269-278. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, in press.
Leah A. Lievrouw. Biotechnology, intellectual property, and the prospects for scholarly communication. In Sandra Braman (Ed.), Biotechnology and Communication: The Meta-Technologies of Information. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, in press.
Leah A. Lievrouw and Sonia Livingstone (Eds.), Handbook of New Media: Social Shaping and Consequences of ICTs. London: Sage Publications, 2002.