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ACADEMIC POSITIONS
University of Oklahoma, Department of Communication
Assistant Professor, 2014 – present
Seattle University, Communication Department
Adjunct Professor, Jan. – June, 2014
EDUCATION
University of Washington, Seattle WA
2010-2013 Ph.D., Communication
Dissertation: “A Woman’s Place: Gender Politics and Twitter in the 2012 Elections”
Committee: David Domke (Chair); Randal Beam; Patricia Moy; Katy Pearce; David Allen (Dept. of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies)
2008-2010 M.A., Communication
Thesis: “Is She ‘Man Enough’?: News Coverage of Female and Male Candidates in U.S. Elections”
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
2000-2004 B.S., Communication Studies with Honors;
College of Communication Senior Fellows Honors Program;
Concentration in Technology, Literacy, and Culture
PUBLICATIONS
Referred articles
Meeks, L. (in press). Questioning the president: Examining gender in the White House press corps. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. Online advance publication.
Meeks, L. (2018). Tweeted, deleted: Theoretical, methodological, and ethical considerations for examining politicians’ deleted tweets. Information, Communication & Society, 21(1), 1-13.
Meeks, L. (2017). Getting personal: Effects of Twitter personalization on candidate evaluations. Politics & Gender, 13(1), 1-25.
Meeks, L. (2017). Thank you, Mr. President: Journalist gender in presidential news conferences. International Journal of Communication, 11, 2411-2430.
Meeks, L. (2016). Aligning and trespassing: Candidates’ party-based issue and trait ownership on Twitter. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 93(4), 1050-1072.
Meeks, L. (2016). Gendered styles, gendered differences: Candidates’ use of personalization and interactivity on Twitter. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 13(4), 295-310.
Meeks, L. and Domke, D. (2016) When politics is a woman’s game: Party and gender ownership in woman-versus-woman elections. Communication Research, 43(7), 895-921.
Meeks, L. (2013). All the gender that’s fit to print: New York Times coverage of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin in 2008Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 90(3), 520-539
Gilmore, J., Meeks, L. and Domke, D. (2013) Why do (we think) they hate us: Anti- Americanism, patriotic messages, and attributions of blame. International Journal of Communication, 7, 701-721. [Republished as: Gilmore, J., Meeks, L. & Domke, D. (2016). Why do (we think) they hate us?: National identity, news content and attributions of blame. In W. Jia (Ed.), Intercultural Communication: Adapting to Emerging Global Realities (pp. 437-460). San Diego, CA: Cognella.]
Meeks, L. (2013). He wrote, she wrote: Journalist gender, political office, and campaign news. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 90(1), 58-74. [Republished in J&MC’s Virtual Theme Collection, “Women in the newsroom: Status and stasis,” 2014.]
Meeks, L. (2012). Is she “man enough”?: Women candidates, executive political offices, and news coverage. Journal of Communication, 62(1), 175-193.
Invited publications
Meeks, L. (2017). Tweeting our differences: Comparing candidate communication in mixed-gender and same-gender elections. In Denton, R. (Ed.), Political Campaign Communication: Theory, Method and Practice. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Meeks, L. (2016). Examining partisan men and women’s issue emphases from campaigns to legislation. In Paludi, M. (Ed.), Why congress needs women: Bringing sanity to the House and Senate. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers Inc.
Meeks, L. (2016). Hillary Clinton’s evolving gender appeals. US Election Analysis 2016: Media, Voters and the Campaign. Report published by Centre for Politics and Media Research and the Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community at Bournemouth University, UK.
Meeks, L. (2014). Book review: He runs, she runs: Why gender stereotypes do not harm women candidates, by Deborah Jordan Brooks. Political Communication, 31(2), 386-389.
Beam, R. and Meeks, L. (2011). “So many stories, so little time.” In Lowrey, W. and Gade, P. J. (Eds.) Changing the news: The forces shaping journalism in uncertain times (Ch. 13, p. 230–248). New York: Routledge.
PRESENTATIONS
Refereed Conference Papers and Presentations
Meeks, L. (2017, November). Appealing to the 52%: Exploring Clinton and Trump’s appeals to women voters during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. To be presented in the Political Communication Division at the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.
Meeks, L. (2017, November). Thank you, Mr. President: Journalist gender in presidential news conferences. To be presented in the Political Communication Division at the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX
Meeks, L. (2016, November). Questioning The President: Examining Gender in the White House Press Corps. Presented in the Political Communication Division at the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.
Meeks, L. (2015, November). This Is Me: Political Candidates’ Impression Management on Twitter. Presented in the Political Communication Division at the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.
Meeks, L. (2014, November). Let’s Get Personal: Examining the Effects of Personalization in Candidates’ Online Self-Presentations. Presented in the Political Communication Division at the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. Received Top Paper Award in the division.
Meeks, L. (2014, May). Toeing the party line?: Examining Twitter self-presentations in same-gender Senate elections. Presented in the Political Communication Division at the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA.
Meeks, L. (2013, November). He tweets, she tweets: Examining gendered presentations of self in 2012 Senate elections. Presented in the Political Communication Division at the National Communication Association, Washington, DC. Received Top Student Paper Award in the division.
Meeks, L. (2013, July). He tweets, she tweets: Examining gendered presentations of self in 2012 Senate elections. Presented in the Digital Media Convergence division at the National Communication Association Doctoral Honors Seminar, Maine.
Meeks, L. (2012, May). Meeting expectations: Issues, traits, party, and gender in a woman-versus-woman election. Presented in the Public Opinion Division at the American Association of Public Opinion Research, Orlando, FL.
Meeks, L. and Domke, D. (2011, November). Breaking the double bind: Gender, partisanship, and women politicians. Presented in the Public Opinion Division at the Midwest Association of Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.
Meeks, L. (2011, November). He wrote, she wrote: Journalist gender, political office, and campaign news. Presented in the Mass Communication Division at the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
Gilmore, J. and Meeks, L. (2010, November). Why do (we think) they hate us?: National identity, news content and attributions of blame. Presented in the Political Communication Division at the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA. Received Top Student Paper Award in the division.
Gilmore, J. and Meeks, L. (2010, August). Anti-Americanism in the American mind: National identity, news content, and attributions of blame. Presented in the Communication Theory and Methodology Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Denver, CO. Received Top Student Paper Award in the division.
Meeks, L. (2010, August). Is she “man enough”?: Women candidates, executive political office, and news coverage. Presented in the Mass Communication and Society Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Denver, CO.
Invited Presentations
Guest lecture on “Intercultural Communication, Women, and Families.” Department of Communication, University of Washington in Spring, 2013
Guest lecture on “Gender, Politics, and Media Effects.” Department of Communication, University of Washington in Fall 2011; Fall 2012
Guest presentation on “Gender on the 2012 Campaign Trail.” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington in Spring 2012
Guest lecture on “Quantitative Content Analysis.” Department of Communication, University of Washington in Winter 2012
AWARDS and FUNDS
2016 Junior Faculty Fellowship, Vice President for Research of the University of Oklahoma.
2014 Top Paper Award in the Political Communication Division at the National Communication Association conference.
2010; 2013 Top Student Paper Award in the Political Communication Division at the National Communication Association conference.
2013 Recipient of the Daniel and Margaret Carper Research Fund and Dissertation Award, Department of Communication, University of Washington. The Fund supports innovative research that promises to yield societal benefits and insights valuable for democratic cultural systems.
2013 Recipient of Peter Clarke Graduate Research Fund, Department of Communication, University of Washington. The Fund focuses on research aimed at improving conditions of life for people who are disadvantaged and/or negatively stereotyped.
2013 Acceptance to the National Communication Association Doctoral Honors Seminar in the Digital Media Convergence division.
2010 Top Student Paper Award in the Communication Theory and Methodology Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference.
SERVICE
Journal Reviews Gender & Society; Global Media and Communication; Information, Communication and Society; International Journal of CommunicationJavnost – The PublicJournal of Information Technology & Politics; Journal of Communication; Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy; Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; Political Psychology; Public Opinion Quarterly; Social Media & Society.
Conference Reviews NCA Political Communication Division
Conference Committees Award Committee Member for Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award, NCA Political Communication Division, 2016
Committees University of Oklahoma

  • College of Arts and Sciences Heather Marie Goff Scholarship Committee Member (2015)
  • Department of Communication PCC/Archive Committee Member (2015-Present)
  • Department of Communication, Writing Committee Member (Sept. – Dec. 2016).
  • Department of Communication, H.W. Cummings Dissertation Proposal Award, Committee Member (2016 – Present).
TEACHING
University of Oklahoma
Assistant Professor

  • Undergraduate
    • Media Literacy, Fall 2014; Spring 2015; Fall 2015; Fall 2017
    • Political Campaign Processes, Fall 2014; Spring 2015; Spring 2016; Fall 2016
    • Mass Media Effects, Fall 2016; Fall 2017
  • Graduate
    • Media & Civic Life, Fall 2015; Spring 2018
Seattle University
Adjunct Professor

  • Media Foundations of Communication, Winter 2014; Spring 2014.
University of Washington
Instructor of Record

  • Effects of Mass Communication, Fall 2013
  • Navigating Information Networks for Mass Media, Fall 2012
  • Introduction to Communication I, Summer 2012

Teaching Assistant

  • Intercultural Communication, Spring 2013
  • Social Scientific Approaches to Communication Research, Winter 2012, 2013
  • Intro to Communication I, Fall 2011, Lead TA
  • Public Speaking, Spring 2011
  • The Business of Media in the Digital Age, Winter 2011
  • Intro to Communication I, Fall 2010
OTHER PROFESSIONAL WORK
2007-2008 Program Manager, Creative Services, Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, TX.
2005-2007 Marketing Communication Specialist, Lombardi Software, Austin, TX.
2004 Assistant Publicist, PR By The Book, Austin, TX.
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