Professor, Department of Information Studies, UCLA
Leah A. Lievrouw joined the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1995. Her research and writing interests focus on the relationship between media and information technologies and social change, particularly with respect to social differentiation, oppositional social and cultural movements, and intellectual freedom in pervasively mediated social settings. With Sonia Livingstone of the London School of Economics, she is co-editor of the 4-volume Sage Benchmarks in Communication: New Media (Sage, 2009), and of The Handbook of New Media (updated student edition; Sage, 2006). Lievrouw is also the author of Understanding Alternative and Activist New Media (Polity Press, Cambridge; in preparation) and Media and Meaning: Communication Technology and Society (Oxford University Press, in preparation). Dr. Lievrouw received a Ph.D. in communication theory and research in 1986 from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. She also holds an M.A. in biomedical communications/instructional development from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2006-07 she was the Sudikoff Fellow for Education and New Media at UCLA.