2023    “Linguistic Discrimination and Vocal Fry” Future Multilingual interview, hosted by James Stubbs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIBUtMEhABw&t=288s&ab_channel=FutureMultilingual

2022    “Pop Culture as part of Everyday Conversation” Pop Life podcast, hosted by Kendall Phillips: https://www.waer.org/podcast/pop-life/2022-04-18/pop-life

2022    “What’s in a word? A look at the ways words change”, The Colin McEnrow Show: https://www.ctpublic.org/show/the-colin-mcenroe-show/2022-11-16/whats-in-a-word-a-look-at-the-ways-words-change

2021    Syracuse University News written interview with Matt Michael about my book, Millennials Talking Media: “Why We’re Still ‘Chasing the White Whale’ and Using Other Media References”: https://news.syr.edu/blog/2021/11/09/why-were-still-chasing   the-white-whale-and-using-other-media-references/

2021    YouTube Channel Video Interview: Social Life of Language. Feature on my book, Millennials Talking Media. Hosted by Mike Mena.    

2021    The Vocal Fries podcast interview about my book, Millennials Talking Media: https://vocalfriespod.com/2021/11/30/all-your-meme-are-belong-to-us-2/

2021    Spectacular Vernacular podcast interview about my book, Millennials Talking Media:      https://slate.com/podcasts/spectacular-vernacular/2021/10/our-latest-quiz-is-a-crashcourse-in-internet-slang

2021    Because Language podcast interview about my book, Millennials Talking Media: https://becauselanguage.com/39-is-this-a-reference/

Popular News/Media Features

2023    “Why everyone online is calling thse Hollywood men ‘babygirl’” by Kalhan Rosenblatt in NBC News: https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/everyone-online-calling-hollywood-men-babygirl-rcna80075

2023    “The “You’re doing it wrong”-ification of TikTok” by Anna North in Vox: https://www.vox.com/culture/23648715/tiktok-instagram-advice-mistakes-howto-tutorial

2023    “A Dallas reporter called the mayor ‘bruh’. Was diring her too harsh?” by Tara Bahrampour in The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2023/03/02/dallas-reporter-fired-bruh-tweet/

2023    “Why a Certain Chrissy Teigen Insult Made Trump Lose His Mind” by Heather Schwedel in Slate: https://slate.com/human-interest/2023/02/pussy-ass-bitch-trump-chrissy-teigen-congress.html

2023    “Media References in Everyday Conversation. Academic Minute” by Academic Minute in Academic Minute: https://academicminute.org/2023/01/sylvia-sierra-syracuse-university-media-references-in-everyday-conversation/

2022    “Spy agency embraces meme culture and the internet is here for it” by Suzanne Smalley   in CyberScoop: https://www.cyberscoop.com/nsa-memes-cybersecurity-awareness/

2022    “Maybe we’ve got the Gen Z and ‘cringe’ emojis debate all wrong?” by Shephali Bhatt in Mint: https://www.livemint.com/mint-top-newsletter/likesharesubscribe23102022.html

2022    “Gone from cloud to colloquial, still not sure if hashtags matter” by Shephali Bhatt in Mint: https://www.livemint.com/mint-top-newsletter/likesharesubscribe28082022.html

2022    “Down and out and extremely online? No problem: Just enter a new ‘era.’” By Jessica Goldstein in The Washington Post, Style Section: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2022/08/22/online-eras/

2022    “Suffixes Have Been Slang-ified” by Kelsey Weekman in Buzzfeed News: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kelseyweekman/suffixes-slang-trend

2022    “The Evolution of Friendship and FOMO” by Alexis Beneviste in The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/25/crosswords/the-evolution-of-friendship-and-fomo.html

2022    “The Trite Stuff: The Rise and Fall of ‘Live, Laugh, Love’ by Madeleine Pollard in Elephant Magazine: https://elephant.art/the-trite-stuff-the-rise-and-fall-of-live-laugh-love-09022022/