Susan C. Herring

Susan C. Herring is professor of information science and linguistics at Indiana University Bloomington. Trained in linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley, she was one of the first scholars to apply linguistic methods of analysis to computer mediated communication, initially with a focus on gender issues. Subsequently, she consolidated those methods into an approach known as Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis, which she has applied to analyze politeness, interactional coherence, and change over time in Internet communication. Her recent interests include multilingual and multimodal (especially, convergent media) communication. She has published extensively on CMC, including numerous scholarly articles and three edited volumes: Computer-Mediated Communication: Linguistic, Social and Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Benjamins, 1996), The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online (Oxford University Press, 2007, with B. Danet), and Computer-Mediated Conversation (Hampton, in press), and she edited the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication from 2004 to 2007.


Gender and the Culture of Computing in Applied IT Education
Susan C. Herring, Christine Ogan, Manju Ahuja, Jean C. Robinson. © 2009. 9 pages.
The “shrinking pipeline” of women who ascend through the ranks in computer science education programs and careers is by now a familiar problem. Women drop out at rates faster...
Susan C. Herring. © 2008. 2 pages.
This Foreword is included in the book Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication.