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Postdoctoral Fellow/Adjunct Professor
- Degrees: Ph.D., University of Glasgow
- Phone: 613-520-2600 x 2904
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: 1408 Dunton Tower
Office Hours: Monday 2:35p.m. – 3:35p.m. or by appointment
Also available by Skype using @probivens
Dr. Rena Bivens is a sociologist with expertise in the areas of new media (particularly social media), gender and sexuality, cultural studies, media and communications, journalism, critical social theory, feminist theory and science and technology studies.
Bivens, R. (forthcoming) The Public has Arrived: Making TV News in the Era of User-Generated Content and Citizen Journalism, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Bivens, R. (submitted) “Exploring News Production via the Technology-Autonomy-Constraint Model” International Journal of Communication.
Bivens, R. and Li, C. (2009) “Web-Oriented Public Participation in Contemporary China” in G. Monaghan and S. Tunney (eds.) Web Journalism: A New Form of Citizenship?, Brighton: Sussex Academic Press.
Bivens, R. (2008) “The Internet, Mobile Phones and Blogging: How New Media is Transforming Traditional Journalism” Journalism Practice 2(1): 113-129.
‘Exploring Teen Relationships Online’, Teen Healthy Relationship Programming National Skills Institute, hosted by the Canadian Women’s Foundation in Toronto, Ontario on 24 February 2012. *invited talk
‘‘We Aren’t Dating Until it’s Facebook Official’: Contextualizing Teen Sociality’, Developments in Critical Feminist Research, hosted by the Critical Social Research Collaborative at Carleton University on 30 November 2011. *invited talk
‘Teenagers, Social Media and Gender-Based Violence: Investigating Online Socialization via Facebook’, Gendered Violence Conference in Bristol, England on 23 November 2012.
‘Journalism Practice, Power and the Flow of Information’, hosted by the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa on 16 March 2011.
‘Teenagers on Facebook: Reinforcing or Contesting Attitudes Towards Gender-Based Violence?’, Simone de Beauvoir Institute Speaker Series at Concordia University on 14 January 2011.
‘Journalism and the ‘New Public’: Moving Beyond Traditional Analyses of News Production’, hosted by the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University on 16 April 2010.
‘New Technologies and News Production: The Technology-Autonomy-Constraint Model’, The British Sociological Association Annual Conference in Cardiff, Wales on 16 April 2009.