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About Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh

Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh is a Professor of Journalism and Director of Graduate Studies in the College of Communication at Butler University in Indianapolis. Her research interests include news production, women in news, and globalization.


Present Professor of Journalism, Butler University
Present Richard M. Fairbanks Professor of Communication, Butler University College of Communication

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty Award in Social Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Butler University, $1,000 (2010)
  • Mary Ann Yodelis Smith Award for Feminist Scholarship, Commission on the Status of Women, AEJMC, $500. (2008)
  • Member of Kappa Tau Alpha National Journalism Honor Society (KTA)
  • Awards for Best Student in Journalism and Public Relations, School of Communication, North-West University, Potchefstroom (1994)
  • Various internal travel and research grants, Butler University (2005 – 2010)
  • Continuing University Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, $20,000 (2004 - 2005). This prestigious award is based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School and a well-defined program of research.
  • Butler University Faculty Woman of Distinction (2017)


  • JR417 Global Media
  • JR418 Gender and News: Global Views
  • SW230 New Media and Public Communication
  • GHS207 Resistance and Rights: Global Women
  • JR112 Introduction to Media Writing
  • JR107 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Journalism, Citizenship and Democracy
  • Media, Diversity and Culture in South Africa
  • GHS206 Resistance and Reaction: Colonialism and Post-colonialism in Africa

Contact Information

Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh
Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism and Creative Media
Butler University
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208


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Articles (16)

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