Research Writing and Speaking

Here you will find a listing of my academic writing, publications and presentations along with links and materials as available. Please reach out if you require a copy of anything not available to you here.

Current Projects

Book Manuscript and Companion Audio Documentary in Progress – Lavender Sounds: A Political Phenomenology of Queer Feminist Soundwork (University of Michigan Press, TBD 2025).

Co-Director for the Amplify Podcast Network, SSHRC funded project. Fellow co-directors Dr. Hannah McGregor, Simon Fraser University and Siobhan McMenemy, Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Consulting Producer with The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at University of Calgary. Podcast Project lead – Dr. Derritt Mason, Associate Professor of English.

Past Project Affiliations

Bombardier-SSHRC Doctoral Research 2017-2022, “Lesbian radio radicals and the queer podcast revolution: A political phenomenology of soundwork“. Simon Fraser University, School of Communication, Vancouver, Canada.

Research Assistant for “Liveable Soundscapes” SSHRC funded project under primary investigator Dr. Milena Droumeva.

Podcast Project Manager for “SpokenWeb Podcast” SSHRC funded project under primary investigator Dr. Jason Camlot and podcast task force lead Dr. Hannah McGregor.

Research Assistant for “Pass The Mic: Women finding space on air” research project under primary investigator Prof. Lori Beckstead.

Select Publications and Research

Copeland, S. (2023). Sustaining Queer Joy and Potentiality: Through Independent Production with Homoground Music Podcast. Journal of Popular Music Studies 1 December 2023; 35 (4), p.111–124. Link

McGregor, H., & Copeland, S. (2022). Why Podcast?: Podcasting as Publishing, Sound-Based Scholarship, and Making Podcasts Count. Kairos, 27(1). Link

Droumeva, M., Copeland, S., & Ashleigh, B. (2022). What Does the Livable City Sound Like? Analyzing Public Communication in Vancouver, Canada. Canadian Journal of Communication, 47(1). Link

Copeland, S. & Knight, L. (2021). Indigenizing the National Broadcast Soundscape – CBC Podcast: Missing and Murder: Finding Cleo. Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media, 19(1), p.101-116. Link

Copeland, S. & McGregor, H. (2021). A Guide to Academic Podcasting. The Amplify Podcast Network. Link

Droumeva, M., Copeland, S., Ashleigh, B. & L. Knight (2020). Livable Soundscapes: A Toolkit for Communities [public guide]. Sonic Research Studio. PDF

Copeland, S. (2018). A Feminist Materialization of Amplified Voice: Queering Identity and Affect in The Heart. In D. Llinares, N. Fox, & R. Berry (Eds.), Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and New Media, p.209-225. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-90056-8

Copeland, S. (2018). Broadcasting Queer Feminisms: Lesbian and Queer Women Programming in Transnational, Local, and Community Radio. Journal of Radio & Audio Media, 25(2), 209-223. doi: 10.1080/19376529.2018.1482899

Copeland, S. (2017). The Gendered Experience of Voice in Radio and Beyond: Toronto, Canada (Master’s thesis). Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

Copeland, S. (2017). “Ehrick, Radio and the Gendered Soundscape: Women and Broadcasting in Argentina and Uruguay, 1930–1950. ”Journal of Radio & Audio Media" 24, no. 1 (May 2017): 176-78. doi:10.1080/19376529.2017.1297599.

Select Talks and Panels

Media Industries 2024. What Does the Future Sound Like? 20 years of Podcasting from the Bedroom to Industry. Chair and co-panelist. King’s College London, UK (2024, April 19).

SpokenWeb Institute 2023. Radio Histories and Futures: The Use Of Archives And Programming In Radio Research And Storytelling. Invited panelist. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (2023, May 5).

Great Lakes Association for Sound Studies (GLASS Conference), University of Regina, Canada. The Disorienting Art of Listening Underwater: The Hydrophone [Research Presentation] (Oct 8, 2022).

Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communications Technologies Speaker and Workshop Series (Virtual). Seeking Queer Soundwork: On Lesbian Feminist Practices of Discoverability [Invited Speaker] (Mar 31, 2022).

Emerging Research in Podcast Studies 2022 (Virtual). Equity or Catharsis? On Audio Diaries as Reflexive Method [Paper Presentation] (Feb 10, 2022).

Radio Survivor, XRAYFM 91.1FM, Portland, OR (USA). Lesbian Radio History in Canada [Radio Interview and Podcast] (June 2021).

SpokenWeb Summer Institute @ Concordia University (Canada). Scholarly Podcasting: From Pitch to Production Workshop. (June 2021).

Media History Research Centre x SpokenWeb Event, Concordia University (Canada). Podcasting as a Field of Critical Study [Virtual Panel] (April 2021).

Canadian Communication Association, Congress 2019 @ University of British Columbia (Canada). Paper Presentation “Wounded Vibrations and the Promise of Truth in CBC’s Podcast Missing and Murdered: Finding Cleo” (June 2019).

International Association of Communication and Media Research, IAMCR 2018 @ University of Oregon (USA). Paper Presentation “A Community Approach to E-Waste: Video Ethnography at Free Geek Vancouver” (June 2018)

Canadian Communication Association, Congress 2017 @ Ryerson University (Canada). Paper Presentation “The Gendered Experience of Women’s Voice in Radio and Beyond” Master’s Thesis Presentation (May 2017)

Broadcast Education Association Conference 2017 @ Las Vegas Westgate (USA). Paper Presentation “‘This is The Sound of My Voice’: Exploring Women’s Broadcast Voice through Radio Documentary Work” (April 2017).

Activist Media Archives 2016: De/Materializing Bodies @ The Studio for Media Activism and Critical Thought, Ryerson University (Canada) Paper Presentation “CJRU’s FemRadio: Archiving Feminist Media Activism in Practice”.

ISCS Conference 2016 @ Ryerson University (Canada) Paper Presentation “Among The Airwaves: The Exploration of Canadian Amateur Radio through Making and Connecting in the Internet Era”.