Cindy Vincent

Cindy Vincent

Professional Details

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: CC-149
Phone: 978-542-7089
Email: cindy.vincent@salemstate.edu

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1086 01 COM220 Media Literacy
1095 01 COM349 Principles of Public Relations
3255 02 COM220 Media Literacy

Professional Biography

2014  Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Communication (Media Studies)

2013  Graduate Certificate, University of Oklahoma, Women’s & Gender Studies

2009  M.A., California State University, Sacramento, Communication (Media Studies)

2003  B.A., California State University, Sacramento, Journalism

Professional Interests

Academic Interests:

Civic and participatory media, critical media studies, digital media technologies, media and culture, and civic engagement.

My research investigates spaces of dissension and the negotiation of political power through civic media for dissent, with a focus on how poverty experts produce experiential knowledge. I engage in community-based design that facilitates a participatory media process in which participants co-construct collective stories about the lived experiences of poverty in a post-2009 recession society in the U.S. To learn more, please visit my website at http://csvincent.com.

Professional Experience:

2013-Present   Public Relations Consultant

2002-2013       Public Relations Specialist

2001-2002       Technical Writer

Responsibilities

Salem State University Faculty Fellow for Civic Engagement

Salem State University Civic Engagement Committee Co-chair

Advisor of Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society

Selected Publications

Vincent, C., & Foster, L. (2014). Change.org. In K. Harvey (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Dunbar, N.E., Wilson, S.N., Adame, B.J., Elizondo, J., Jensen, M.L., Miller, C.H., Allums Kauffman, A., Seltsam, T., Bessarabova, E., Vincent, C., Straub, S.K., Ralston, R., Dulawan, C.L., Ramirez, D., Squire, K., Valacich, J., & Burgoon, J.K. (2013, October-December). MACBETH: Development of a Training Game for the Mitigation of Cognitive Bias. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 3(4), p. 7-26. DOI: 10.4018/ijgbl.2013100102

Vincent, C. (2013). POOR Magazine and Civic Engagement through Community Media. In R.A. Lind (ed.), Race/Gender/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audience, Content, and Producers (3rd ed., pp. 316–322). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Selected Presentations

Vincent, C. (2015). Civic Media Creation via Media Literacy Education and Participatory Media Production in Communities of Poverty. Paper to be presented at International Media Education Summit. Boston, MA November 2015.

Vincent, C. (2015). Participatory Media as Catalysts for Change: Communicating the Intersectional Experiences of Women in Poverty. Paper presented at 6th International Digital Storytelling Conference. Northampton, MA September 2015.

Vincent, C. (2015). Resistance Journalism: Expression, Self-Empowerment, and the Creation of Counternarratives on Poverty Through Community Media. Panel presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference. San Francisco, CA August 2015.

Vincent, C. (2015). Redefining Reflexivity in the Digital Age: The New Cultural Complexity of Reflexivity. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico May 2015.

Bessarabova, E., Piercy, C., King, S., Vincent, C., Dunbar, N. E., Burgoon, J. K., Miller, C., Jensen, M., Elkins, A., Wilson, D., Wilson, S. N., & Lee, Y.-H. (2015). Mitigating Bias Blind Spot via a serious videogame. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Convention. San Juan, Puerto Rico May 2015.

Vincent, C. (2014). Towards a Reconceptualization of Lumpenproletariats: The Collective Organization of Poverty for Social Change via Participatory Media. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Montréal, Quebec, Canada August 2014.

Dunbar, N.E., Jensen, M.L., Miller, C.H., Bessarabova, E., Straub, S., Wilson, S.N., Elizondo, J., Burgoon, J.K., Valacich, J.S., Adame, B., Lee, Y-H., Lane, B., Piercy, C., Wilson, D., King, S., Vincent, C., & Schuetzler, R. (2014). Mitigating Cognitive Bias Through the Use of Serious Games: Effects of Feedback. Paper presented at the International Conference on Persuasive Technology. Padova, Italy May 2014.

Vincent, C. (2013). Deconstructing the Welfare Queen: Towards a Standpoint Theory of Poverty. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference. Washington, D.C. November 2013.

Vincent, C. (2013). Social Justice in the Basic Course: Making Connections between Content and Citizenship. Panel presented at the National Communication Association Conference. Washington, D.C. November 2013.

Dunbar, N., Wilson, S., Adame, B., Elizondo, J., Jensen, M., Miller, C., Allums, A., Seltsam, T., Bessarabova, E., Vincent, C., Straub, S., Ralston, R., Dulawan, C., Paiz-Ramirez, D., & Squire, K. (2013). Macbeth: Development of a Serious Game for the Mitigation of Bias. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. London, U.K. May 2013.

Vincent, C. (2012). Language of Struggle: POOR Magazine and the Re-appropriation of “Poor” Language. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference. Orlando, FL November 2012.

Vincent, C. (2012). Race/Gender/Media 3.0: Considerations of Diversity for Educators and Scholars. Paper presented at the Broadcast Education Association Conference. Las Vegas, NV April 2012.

Vincent, C. (2011). Technological Constructions of Reality: An Ontological Perspective. Paper presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference. St. Louis, MO August 2011.

Vincent, C. (2011). Social Network Analysis: A Mixed-Methodological Approach. Paper presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference. St. Louis, MO August 2011.

Vincent, C. (2011). POOR Magazine and Civic Engagement through Community Media. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Honors Doctoral Seminar. Fargo, ND July 2011.

Vincent, C. (2011). Community Media and Processes of Civic Engagement. Paper presented at International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference. Istanbul, Turkey July 2011.

Vincent, C. (2011). “I CMC U”: An Open Dialectic on the Past, Present, and Future Continuum of CMC Research and CMC’s Role of Relevance and Potentiality in Communication Studies. Panel presented at the Sooner Conference. Norman, OK March 2011.

Vincent, C. (2010). Evolving the Collective Conscious: A Closer Look at the Offline Actions of the Online World. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference. San Francisco, CA November 2010.

Vincent, C. (2010). New Media in the Public Sphere: Public Sphere Formation in Spaces of Conflict. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference. San Francisco, CA November 2010.