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Geertsema-Sligh, Margaretha

Associate Professor - Communications
School of Journalism


Fairbanks Building - 212



Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
The focus of Dr. Geertsema-Sligh's research is the participation in and representation of women in international news. Her work draws on studies of globalization, media, culture, sociology, and gender.

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
Dr. Geertsema-Sligh's research has been published in various academic journals, including Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Feminist Media Studies, Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies, Global Media Journal, and Media Report to Women, and she regularly presents her work at national and international conferences.

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Dr. Geertsema-Sligh currently serves as director of the Global and Historical Studies program. Courses taught include JR107 Introduction to Mass Communication, JR112 Media Writing:Print, JR417 International Communication, JR418 Gender & Media: Global Views, GHS207 Resistance & Rights: Global Women, and SW230: New Media & Public Communication.


Ph.D. in Journalism, University of Texas at Austin (2005); M.A. in Communication, Washington State University (2001); B.A in Mass Communication, North-West University, South Africa (1994).

Association Memberships (professional/educational)
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, International Communication Association, and International Association for Media and Communication Research.