Stephen Siff, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Journalism

Steve SiffSteve Siff joined the faculty of Miami in 2008. He received his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College, master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism and his doctorate from Ohio University. A former newspaper reporter, his research as a journalism historian examines news coverage and government propaganda about illegal drug use and drug users during the latter half of the twentieth century. He is he author of Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience (University of Illinois Press, 2015), an account of mainstream media’s introduction of new drugs and new styles of recreational drug use in the 1950s and 1960s. He has also published research in Journalism History and Newspaper Research Journal.