Media history; feminist media studies; media and communication; digital publishing
Like my research, my teaching has always been interdisciplinary, incorporating literature and methods across the humanities and social sciences. As a media studies scholar, my pedagogical approach has had to be dynamic and attentive to changes across media production and scholarship alike. I am particularly interested in the challenges associated with preparing our students for workplaces (corporate, non-profit, and academic alike) that are themselves dynamic. As a historian of media, I believe that studying the past can help us learn from the limitations and mistakes of older media. As someone committed to change, I find the new media environments in which we live and work to be full of pedagogical, intellectual, and political possibilities and my teaching seeks to convey that spirit of creativity and innovation.
Opportunities for Students:
If you are interested in media history, media activism, or digital publishing, please get in touch with me to find out about internships and experiential learning opportunities.
PhD: English, Brown University
BA: Mt. Holyoke College
I have taught at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; the University of Pittsburgh; and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before coming to UO in 2008. I have served as the director of the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh, director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at UO, and since 2016, I have worked in the College of Arts and Sciences Deans Office.
Media history; gender, race, and class in media; Cold War television and the FBI; feminist media and digital publishing
The Broadcast 41: Women and the Anti-Communist Blacklist (2018) London: Goldsmiths Press
White Victims, Black Villains: Gender, Race, and Crime News in US Culture (2006) London and New York: Routledge
Prime Time Animation: Television Animation and American Culture (2003) Co-editor with Mark Harrison, London: Routledge
Turning the Century: Essays in Media and Cultural Studies, Editor (2000) New York: Westview Press
Feminism and the Technological Fix (1994) Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press and St. Martin's Press