Susan J. Drucker

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Susan.J.Drucker
Susan.J.Drucker
Current Post Associate Professor in the School of Communication, Hofstra University, N.Y and incoming president of the Eastern Communication Association.
Degree(s) J.D, M.A, B.A
Field(s) of Study Law, Media Studies, Communication, Arts & Sciences/Political Science & History
University(ies) St. John's University School of Law (J.D), Queens College of the City University of New York (M.A & B.A)
Specialization(s) Medium of space, media law and the impact of regulation on social interaction, interpersonal communication in public space, the implications of new technologies, social cohesion and the field of legal geography
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Short Biography

Prof. Susan J. Drucker is Associate Professor in the School of Communication, Hofstra University, N.Y. and the incoming president of the Eastern Communication Association. Her research includes the medium of space, media law and the impact of regulation on social interaction, interpersonal communication in public space, the implications of new technologies, social cohesion and the field of legal geography. She is the co-founder of Communication Landscapers, the co-editor of American Heroes in a Media Age and Voices in the Street: Gender, Media and Public Space and The Huddled Masses: Communication and Immigration. Her research has appeared in many journals in both the fields of communication and law.


Selected Publications

  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert G. (under contract). Urban Impulse. Peter Lang. (2014 deadline).
  • Herbeck, D. & Drucker, S. (eds.). (under contract) There Used to Be A Ballpark Here. Peter Lang. (2014 deadine).
  • Matsaganis, M., Gallagher, V. & Drucker, S. (Eds.). Urban Communication Reader, Vol. 3. Peter Lang. (2013).
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert G. (Eds.). Regulating Social Media: Legal and Ethical Considerations. Peter Lang. (2013).
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (Eds.). (2011). Convergence Regulation. Peter Lang.
  • Burd, G., Drucker, S. & Jassem, S. (Eds.). (2010). Urban Communication Reader, Vol. 2. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (2008). Global Media Heroes. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Burd, G., Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (Eds.). (2007). The Urban Communication Reader. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Gumpert, G. & Drucker, S. (Eds.). (2002). Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Communicating Baseball. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.


Selected Journals

  • Guest supervisor co-editor with Gary Gumpert, Frauke Zeller & Seija Ridell. Double Special Issue on Mediated Urbanism. The International Communication Gazette. Vol. 75 (Summer-Fall 2013).
  • Guest co-editor with Gary Gumpert. Special Issue: Architecture and Planning for a Media Rich Environment. Journal of Architecture and Planning Research. (2008).
  • Guest co-editor with Gary Gumpert. Special Issue: Communicative Cities. The International Communication Gazette. Vol. 70 (Summer 2008).
  • Editor. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication. (2006-2008).
  • Editor. Free Speech Yearbook. (2001-2004).


Selected Articles

  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (2013).”Steps in the Street.”. The International Communication Gazette. Special Issue, Mediated Urbanism, Vol. 75 (Summer-Fall 2013).
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (2012, July 23). “Walking the Check Points Walk in Nicosia, Cyprus,” Greek News.
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (2012). “The Impact Of Digitalization On Social Interaction And Public Space,”
  • Open House International: Special Issue: URBAN SPACE DIVERSITY, Paradoxes and Realities, June Vol. 37 No. 2.
  • Gumpert, G. & Drucker, S. (2012, April). The Place of the Other. ETC: A Review of General Semantics et cetera. Vol. 69, No. 2. Pp106-114.
  • Gumpert, G. & Drucker, S. (2011, Fall). "Mediated Cheating and Sports Ethics—or Vice Versa," Media Ethics, Vol. 23, No. 1.
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (2010). "Freedom of Expression in Communicative Cities," Free Speech Yearbook, Vol. 44, pp. 65-84.
  • Gumpert, G. & Drucker, S. (2009, March). "Transformation of Ledra Street," Greek News.
  • Gumpert, G. & Drucker, S. (2008, Summer). "Communicative Cities," The International Communication Gazette. Sage Publications.
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (2008, March 17). "The British, the Jewish Detention Camps and the Cyprus Story," Greek News, pp. 44, 40.
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (2007). " 'Zoning' in the regulation of communications: A call for a zoning bill or rights." Inter/Media, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 27-32.
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (2007). " 'Zoning' in the regulation of communications: A call for a zoning bill or rights." Inter/Media, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 27-32.
  • Gumpert, G. & Drucker, S. (2007, Spring). "Real or Not Real? The Digital Game," Media Ethics, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 11, 30-33.
  • Gumpert, G. & Drucker, S. (2007). "The Symbiosis of Communication Technology and Place." Building Sustainable Communities," Janice M. Bissell (Ed.)., Environmental Design and Research Association, pp. 5-9.
  • Drucker, S. & Gumpert, G. (2007). "Through the looking glass: illusions of transparency and the cult of information." Journal of Management Development, Vol. 26, No. 5, pp. 493-498.
  • Gumpert, G. & Drucker, S. (2007, January 15). "Memories in Cypriot Soil: or Intertwined Histories: Detention Camps, Refugees and Independence," Greek News.
  • Gumpert, G. & Drucker S. (2006, June 19). "Blue Bridge on the Green Line," Greek News.
  • Gumpert, G. & Drucker S. (2006). "Obsolescent Media and the Urban Landscape," Inter/Media, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 31-35.
  • Gumpert, G. & Drucker, S. (2006, Spring/Summer). "The Life and Death of Live Television," Television Quarterly, Vol. XXXVI, Nos. 3 & 4, pp. 61-67.
  • Drucker, S. (2005, Fall). "Urban and Suburban Communication in the Digital Age." Hofstra Horizons.
  • Gumpert, G. & Drucker S. (2005, September 26). "Cyprus Interludes," Greek News. Interviewing Papadopoulos and Talat.


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