Hello. My name is Stacey Copeland.
Dr. Stacey Copeland is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Groningen and an award-winning audio producer located in Groningen, Netherlands. She received her Joseph-Armand Bombardier SSHRC-funded Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication with a research focus on the communication of queer feminist activism and aesthetics in radio and podcasting. Copeland’s work on sound, media and culture has been published in top-ranking journals, including Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media and the Canadian Journal of Communication. She has published in various edited collections, co-published open-access guides on academic podcasting and soundscape assessment, and actively works to produce publicly accessible sonic scholarship that bridges research and creative practice.
Additional Roles: She is currently the co-director of Amplify Podcast Network, a scholarly podcasting initiative, and the Co-Chair of the Radio, Audio Media, and Podcasting Special Interest Group (RAMP SIG) of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS).
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Copeland received her Master of Arts from the Ryerson York joint Communication and Culture graduate program where she studied with a focus on radio production, sound studies, media culture and gender studies. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television Arts from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) with a minor in English and a specialization in audio production for radio, music and film. It was during her Master’s work that Copeland co-founded FemRadio, a Toronto, Canada-based feminist community radio collective. Some areas of research interest include media production and industries, cultural sound studies, media history, gender and sexuality, phenomenology of sound, and sensory ethnography.
Media Appearances & Coverage
- A cartographic ear: The history of sound mapping and a guide to trying it yourself. Breathe Magazine, Issue 52, Nov 2022
- Stacey Copeland uncovers the historical voices of Canada’s queer media soundscape. SFU News, Oct 2022
- Voices Pt. 2: The Sound of My Voice (Stacey Copeland). Phantom Power [Podcast], March, 2022
- Extending scholarship to oral traditions through podcasting. Maclean’s Magazine, Nov 2021
- Revisiting “Podcasting as a Field of Critical Study”. The SpokenWeb Podcast, August, 2021
- #304 – Lesbian Radio History in Canada. Radio Survivor, XRAY FM, Portland, OR, June, 2021
- SFYou: Stacey Copeland on the sounds of queer feminism on the airwaves and in academia. The Peak: independent newspaper, May, 2021
- Knowledge Mobilizers: SFU scholarly podcasters are redefining peer-reviewed work. SFU News, April, 2021
- SpokenWeb podcast: Cylinder talks (w/ Stacey Copeland and Jason Camlot). The New Aural Cultures Podcast, March, 2021
- Cylinder talks (w/ Stacey Copeland and Jason Camlot). The SpokenWeb Podcast, February, 2021
- Doctoral candidate Stacey Copeland and PhD student Brett Ashleigh are finalists in this year’s SSHRC Storytellers competition. SFU News, May, 2020
- Episode 4.20 Producing Queer Media with Stacey Copeland. Secret Feminist Agenda [Podcast], May, 2020
- Voices, confessions and performances. The New Aural Cultures Podcast, May, 2019