COURSES TAUGHT

Z543: Computer-Mediated Communication

Z544: Gender and Computerization

Z641: Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis

Z642: Content Analysis for the Web

PUBLICATIONS

FULL CV

Department of Information & Library Science

Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering







Susan C. Herring

Professor of Information Science 

Adjunct Professor of Linguistics

Fellow, Center for Social Informatics 

Director, Center for Computer-Mediated Communication

Past Editor, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Current Editor, Language@Internet


Mailing address:

Department of Information & Library Science
700 N. Woodlawn Ave.
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47408 USA





Tel:  (812) 856-4919
Fax: (812) 85r-6166
Email: herring at indiana dot edu

Research Interests

My main research areas are technologically-mediated communication, multimodal discourse, and gender and digital technology. I am interested in understanding and describing the nature of these phenomena, their effects on interpersonal interaction, and their social impacts. I have also studied telepresence robot-mediated interaction, and I am fascinated by the concept of holographic telepresence. Recently, I have been thinking about the future of technologically-mediated communication, particularly the integration of AI into human-human communication and the implications of "deep fake" technology.

My current doctoral students are researching credibility and fake news; self-presentation through digital filters; (mis)construal of graphics in mobile messaging; social interaction through intelligent conversational assistants; and computational modeling of (inter-)disciplinary discourses.

Selected Recent Publications

Herring, S. C., Dainas, A. R., & Tang, Y. (2021). "MEOW! Okay, I shouldn’t have done that": Factors influencing vocal performance through Animoji. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Emoji Understanding and Applications in Social Media (Emoji2021). http://ella.ils.indiana.edu/~herring/Emoji2021.herring.dainas.tang.pdf

Fox Tree. J. E., Whittaker, S., Herring, S. C., Chowdhury, Y., Nguyen, A., & Takayama, L. (2021). Psychological distance in mobile telepresence. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 151(July 2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2021.102629

Herring, S. C., & Chae, S. (2021). Prompt-rich CMC on YouTube: To what or to whom ro comments respond? In Proceedings of the Fifty-fourth Hawai’i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-54). http://ella.ils.indiana.edu/~herring/HICSS.2021.herring.chae

Herring, S. C., & Ge, J. (2020). Do emoji sequences have a preferred word order? In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Emoji Understanding and Applications in Social Media (Emoji2020). DOI: 10.36190/2020.05 http://workshop-proceedings.icwsm.org/abstract?id=2020_05

Herring, S. C., & Dainas, A. R., Lopez Long, H., & Tang, Y. (2020). Animoji performances: "Cuz I can be a sexy poop." Language@Internet, 18, article 1. https://www.languageatinternet.org/articles/2020/herring/

Herring, S. C., & Dainas, A. R. (2020.) Gender and age influences on interpretation of emoji functions. Transactions on Social Computing, [Special Issue on Emoji Understanding and Applications in Social Media], article 10, pp. 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1145/3375629. Prepublication version: http://ella.ils.indiana.edu/~herring/EmojiGenderandAge.pdf

Konrad, A., Herring, S. C., & Choi, D. (2020). Sticker and emoji use in Facebook Messenger: Implications for graphicon change. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 25(3), 217-235. https://doi.org/10.1093/jcmc/zmaa003

Herring, S. C. (2019). Grammar and electronic communication. In C. Chapelle (Ed.), The concise encyclopedia of applied linguistics. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. Prepublication version: http://ella.ils.indiana.edu/~herring/CEAL.pdf

Ge, J., & Herring, S. C. (2018). Communicative functions of emoji sequences on Sina Weibo. First Monday, 23(11) (5 November). https://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/9413/7610

Herring, S. C. (2018). Emergent forms of computer-mediated communication and their global implications. LinguaPax Review 2017. World Language Diversity: Old and New Frontiers, Emerging Scenarios. http://www.linguapax.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/LinguapaxReview2017_web-1.pdf

Herring, S. C. (2018). The co-evolution of computer-mediated communication and computer-mediated discourse analysis. In P. Bou-Franch & P. Garcés-Conejos Blitvich (Eds.), Analysing digital discourse: New insights and future directions (pp. 25-67). London: Palgrave Macmillan. Prepublication version: http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/adda.pdf

Herring, S. C., & Dainas, A. R. (2017). "Nice picture comment!" Graphicons in Facebook comment threads. Proceedings of the Fiftieth Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-50). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE. http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/hicss.graphicons.pdf

Herring, S. C., & Demarest, B. (2017). "I'm the first video Voicethread–it's pretty sweet, I'm pumped": Gender and self-expression on an interactive multimodal platform. ALSIC: Apprentissage des langues et systèmes d'information et de communication, 20(1). https://alsic.revues.org/3007

Herring, S. C. (2016). Robot-mediated communication. In R. A. Scott, M. Buchmann, & S. M. Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences: An interdisciplinary, searchable, and linkable resource (pp. 1–16). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Prepublication version: http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/rmc.pdf

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