FACULTY

Susan Ericsson, PhD

Associate Professor of Media


College of Arts and Sciences


Dr. Ericsson teaches digital video production, film history and mass media communication courses. Among Dr. Ericsson's research interests are cinema in the United States, international film, documentary film and video, media product placements and cultural criticism.

As a faculty advisor, Dr.Ericsson helps in the broadcast studios for WCGR Radio and Television. She joined Concordia’s faculty in 2007. 

Degrees

  • PhD, Radio, Television and Film, Northwestern University; Evanston, Ill.
  • MA, Communication, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Amherst, Mass.
  • BS, Human Development, Cornell University; Ithaca, N.Y.    

Academic and Professional Highlights

Presentations:

  • “Interventions in Access: Politics of Self-Representation and Exhibition in Two Documentary Photography Projects,” International Visual Sociology Conference.

  • “Docudrama and Depiction of Tragedy in HBO’s ‘The Laramie Project,’” National High School Institute.

  • “HBO’s Provocative Programming: A Look at White Female Teens in Middle School Confessions,” Consoling Passions Conference.

  • “Edible Brain: The Discursive Construction of Mind and Body in The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover,” Merging Methodologies Conference.

Creative Works:

  • Director and editor, “Behind the Screens: Product Placement in Cinema” DVD.

  • Producer and editor, “Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity” DVD.

  • Director and editor, “Constructing Public Opinion” DVD.

Publications:

  • Film international publication, “Raw Exposure: Portrayals of Youth Sexuality in Contemporary US Documentary.”

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