CURRENT POSITIONS: Professor of Media Studies and Sociology,
University of Virginia, College of Arts & Sciences (2006-current) ACADEMIC POSITIONS HELD: Visiting Professor, Hebrew University (January Term 2013) Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for International Gender Research, Oxford University (Trinity Term, 2013) Senior Fellow, Yale Center for Comparative Research (Fall, 2012) Visiting Research Fellow, Virginia Institute for the Humanities (Fall, 2012) Chair of Media Studies, University of Virginia, College of Arts and Sciences (2006-2011) Faculty Associate, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois (2005-6) Research Professor, Institute of Communications Research,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000-2006)
Professor of Speech Communication, Sociology, and Women’s Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000-2006)
Director of Media Studies and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies,
College of Communications, University of Illinois (1995-2006)
Scholar-in-Residence, Stanhope Center for Communications Policy Research
Tavistock Clinic, Hampstead, London, NW3 (Academic Year 2002-3)
Visiting Professor, Departments of Sociology and Political Science,
Tel Aviv University (Summer 2001)(declined due to political
Visiting Professor, Department of Social Psychology, Media Research Center
London School of Economics (Fall Semester, 1998)
Associate Professor of Media Studies, College of Communications,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1994-2000)
Associate Professor of Women’s Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-
Research Associate Professor, Institute of Communications Research, University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1994-current)
Associate Professor of Speech Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-
Associate Professor of Communication and Women's Studies, University of
Michigan at Ann Arbor (on leave, 1994-95)
Assistant Professor of Communication and Women's Studies, University of
Michigan at Ann Arbor (1988-94) ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS HELD Chair, Media Studies Department, University of Virginia (2006-2011) Executive Director, Virginia Film Festival (2006-2009) Associate Director of Media Studies, University of Illinois (1995-2004) Producer, Roger Ebert Festival of Overlooked Films (1998-2006) EDUCATION Ph.D., 1987 University of California, Berkeley (Sociology)
Dissertation: Deconstructing the Audience:
Class Differences in Women's Identification with
Television Narrative and Characters
1983 84 San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute M.A., 1979 University of California, Berkeley
B.A., 1977 Bryn Mawr College, magna cum laude
(Sociology and Anthropology)
CHAIR’S and DIRECTOR’S DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Since becoming Chair of the Media Studies Department at the University of Virginia in the fall of 2006, and Executive Director of the Virginia Film Festival at the same time, I have procured the following donations for these units: Media Studies Department 2006-2011 Verklin Family Program in Media Ethics and Policy
$250,000 for the David Verklin Center for Media Ethics and Policy
Bill Pence $20,000 for the Verklin Family Program in Media Ethics and Policy
Howard Schuster (pledge)(CEO, Studio Partners International)
$15,000 Media Studies General Fund
Ed Swindler (Chief Financial Officer, NBC)
$10,000 Connections: Future of Media Studies Conference, April 2009
$10,000 Media Studies Speakers’ Series
Arts Council Grant
$10,000 Media Studies New York Trip and Media Makers Speakers Series
Funded and organized two conferences:
“Future of Media Studies” 2007 (University of Virginia Provost’s Office,
College of Arts and Sciences funding)
“The Verklin Conference in Media Ethics and Policy” 2010 (Verklin family
And College of Arts and Sciences funding) Virginia Film Festival 2006-2009
$ 100,000 Film Festival Fellow and Film Projector American Motion Picture Academic Grant
$ 25,000 (over five years to increase the diversity of festival
Arts Council Grant
$ 10,000 ’07–’08 (Adrenaline Film Contest and Festival Symposium)
$ 5,000 ’08-’09 (Adrenaline Film Contest and Festival Symposium)
HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS 2005-2006 Research Board Grant, University of Illinois “Faith, Politics, and Information:
Religious and Secular Beliefs in the New Media Environment” 2005-2006 Faculty Fellow, Center for Advanced Study
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign 2004-2005 National Science Foundation Grant IIS-0438803
Digital Societies and Technologies Program (Principal Investigator)
"Connecting the Public to the Private Digital Media and the Future of Public Connection"
2004 "Ethnography of the University" Project Award under a National Science Foundation Grant
to participate in an ethnographic study of the University of Illinois 2003-2004 Millercomm Endowment Grant, University of Illinois to sponsor Visiting Professor Valerie
Walkerdine, University of Cardiff, to visit Media Studies 2001 Millercomm Endowment Grant, University of Illinois to sponsor Visiting Professors Jeff Goldfarb and Ann Snitow, New School of Social Research, to visit Media Studies 1999-2000 Research Board Arnold O. Beckman Award (for top- rated proposal) and Grant
(for computer training and course development) 1996-97 Educational Technologies Board Grant,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(for a media studies media lab) 1995-96 Nominee, by the College of Communications,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
University Scholar competition Summer, 1993 Faculty Research Grant, Center for Japanese Studies Summer, 1993 University of Michigan Faculty Assistance Fund Grant 1992 Nominee, JESSIE BERNARD AWARD of the American Sociological
(To develop and offer a new course at U.C. Berkeley,
Feminist Theory and the Mass Media.) 1982 83 Distinguished Teaching Award,
U.C. Berkeley Mass Communications Program 1980 83 Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellowship
1977-80 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship 1973-77 National Merit Scholarship PUBLICATIONS BOOKS Press, Andrea L., Tasha Oren and Tami Williams, editors. Forthcoming. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Feminism. London: Routledge. Press, Andrea L., and Mary Beth Haralovich, editors. 2012. The New Feminist Television Studies. London: Taylor and Francis (Special Issue of the Communication Review, under consideration edited volume). Press, Andrea L., and Bruce A. Williams. 2010. The New Media Environment London: Blackwell.
(*Translated into Egyptian Arabic.) Press, Andrea L., editor. 2006. Audience Research in the Post-Audience Age. Special issue of the Communication Review, 2006. Press, Andrea L., and Elizabeth R. Cole. 1999. Speaking of Abortion: Television and Authority in the Lives of Women. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Press, A. L. 1991. Women Watching Television: Gender, Class, and Generation in the American Television Experience. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.*
(*Nominated for the JESSIE BERNARD AWARD of the American Sociological Association.)
BOOKS IN DEVELOPMENT
Press, Andrea L. How Feminist is the Media? Contract being negotiated, Polity Press. Press, Andrea L., Feminism lol: Media Culture and “Feminism on the Ground” in a Postfeminist Age. Based on ethnographic and interviewing work with young women about feminism in their lives, and their reactions to feminist issues represented in current popular media. Contract currently being negotiated.
ARTICLES Press, Andrea L., and Francesca Tripodi. (in development). “Shades of Grey: The Feminist Sex Wars.” Communication Review, special issue edited by Andrea L. Press and Michael Kimmel. Press, Andrea L. (in development). “How Do Media Map the Contours of Our Lives? Mothers and Daughters Discuss Work-Family Balance and the Television Show Desperate Housewives.” Press, Andrea L., Laura Grindstaff and Helen Wood, editors. (Forthcoming). “Postfeminism at the Margins.” European Journal of Popular Culture, special issue. Press, Andrea L., and Francesca Tripodi. (in press). “Feminism in a Postfeminist World: Who’s Hot – and Why We Care – on the Collegiate ‘Anonymous Confession Board.’” The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender, edited by Cindy Carter, Lisa McLaughlin, and Linda Steiner. New York: Routledge. Press, Andrea L., and Laura Grindstaff. (in press). “Too Little but not Too Late: Sociological Contributions to Feminist Media Studies.” Pp. XX-XX Silvio Waisbord, editor, Reassessing Media Sociology. London: Polity.
Press, Andrea L. (in press). “Fractured Feminism: Articulations of Feminism, Sex and Class by Reality TV Viewers.” In Laurie Ouellette, editor, The Blackwell Companion to Reality TV. London: Blackwell.
Press, Andrea L. (in press). “Sex, Gender, and the 2012 Struggle over the Presidency of the University of Virginia.” Yale Journal of Sociology. Fall, 2012. Press, Andrea L., Fan Mai, Francesca Tripodi, and Mike Wayne. 2012. “Audiences.” The Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Oxford: Elsevier. Press, Andrea L. 2012. “Faculty Governance Under Siege.” Contexts. Fall, 2012.
Press, Andrea L. 2012. “The Price of Motherhood: Feminism and Cultural Bias.” Communication, Culture and Critique 5:119-124.
Press, Andrea L. 2011. “Feminism and Media in the Post-Feminist Era: What to make of the “Feminist” in Feminist Media Studies.” Feminist Media Studies 11(1): 107-114. (Reprinted in Current Perspectives in Feminist Media Studies, edited by Lisa McLaughlin and Cynthia Carter. London and Oxford: Routledge, 2012). Press, Andrea L. 2010. “Feminism? That’s So Seventies!” Pp. 117-133 in C. M. Scharff and Ros Gill, editors, New Femininities: Postfeminism, Neoliberalism and Subjectivity. London: Palgrave. Press, Andrea L. 2009. “Gender and Family in Television’s Golden Age and Beyond.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 625(1): 139-150. Press, Andrea L. 2008. “Feminist Media Studies and the Sexuality Debates.”
Communication Review, 11(3): 195-198. Press, Andrea L. 2007. “Do We Want a Model of Reception Research?” Communication Review Volume 10, No. 3, 2007, pp. 179-181. Press, Andrea L., and Camille Johnson-Yale. 2007. “Political Talk and the Flow of Ambient Television: Women Watching OPRAH in an African-American Hair Salon.” Pp. 1-29 in James Schwoch and Phil Goldstein, editors, Reception Study. New York: Oxford University Press. Press, Andrea L. 2006. “Audience Research in the Post-Audience Age.” Communication Review, 9, No. 2, 93-100. Press, Andrea L. 2006. "Gender and Culture." Culture Section, Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by George Ritzer. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 936-942. Press, Andrea L., and Sonia Livingstone. 2006. “Taking Audience Research Into the Age of New Media: Old Problems and New Challenges.” Pp. 175-200 in Mimi White, James Schwoch, and Dilip Goankar, editors, Cultural Studies and Methodological Issues. London: Basil Blackwell. Press, Andrea L., and Bruce A. Williams. 2005. “Fame and Everyday Life: The “Lottery Celebrity” of Reality TV.” Pp. 176-190 in Mark D. Jacobs and Nancy Weiss Hanrahan, editors, The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture. New York and London: Blackwell. Press, Andrea L., and Tamar Liebes. 2004. “Feminism and Hollywood: Why the Backlash?” Media Report to Women, Winter, 2004. Press, Andrea L., and Tamar Liebes. 2003. “Feminism and Hollywood: Whatever Happened to the Golden Age?" Pp. 1-31 in James Curran and Nick Couldry, editors, Contesting Media Power. Boulder, Co: Rowman and Littlefield. Press, Andrea L. 2002. “Audiences.” The Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, edited by Neil Smelser (Communication Section edited by Michael Schudson). Press, Andrea L., and Linda Blum. 2001. "What Can We Hear After Postmodernism? The Growing Gulf Between Cultural Studies and Feminist Research." Pp. 182-221 in Across Disciplines and Beyond Boundaries: Tracking American Cultural Studies, edited by Cat Warren, Mary Vavrus, and Eve Munson. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Press, Andrea L. 2001. "Studying the Female Popular Culture Audience."
The Women's Studies Encyclopedia, edited by Cheris Kramarae and Dale Spender.
New York and London: Simon and Schuster International Press. Press, Andrea L. 2000. “Recent Developments in Feminist Communication Theory: Difference, Public Sphere, Body and Technology.” Pp. 27-44 in Mass Media and Society, edited by James Curran and Michael Gurevitch. London and New York: Routledge. Press, Andrea L. 1996. "Toward a Qualitative Methodology of Audience Study: Using Ethnography to Study the Popular Cultural Audience." Pp. 113-130 in The Audience and Its Landscape, edited by James Hay, Larry Grossberg, and Ellen Wartella. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Press, Andrea L., and Elizabeth Cole. 1995. "Reconciling Faith and Fact: Pro-Life Women Discuss Media, Science and the Abortion Debate." Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 12(4):380-402. Press, Andrea L. "Women Watching Television." 1995. Pp. 17-54 in Transmission, edited by David Tofler and Peter d'Agostino. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE. Press, Andrea L., and Elizabeth R. Cole. 1994. "Women Like Us: Working-Class Women Respond to Television Representations of Abortion." Pp. 55-80 in Reading, Viewing, Listening: Audiences and Cultural Reception, edited by Jon Cruz and Justin Lewis. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Press, Andrea L. 1994. "The Sociology of Cultural Reception: Notes Toward an Emerging Paradigm." Pp. 221-246 in Emerging Theoretical Perspectives in the Sociology of Culture, edited by Diana Crane. England: Basil Blackwell.
Press, Andrea L., and Terry Strathman. 1993. "Work, Family, and Social Class in Television Images of Women: Prime-Time Television and the Construction of Postfeminism." Women and Language 16(2):7-15. Press, Andrea L., and Elizabeth R. Cole. 1992. "Pro-Choice Voices: Discourses of Abortion Among Pro-Choice Women." Perspectives on Social Problems.4:73-92. Press, Andrea L. 1992. "The Active Viewer and the Problem of Interpretation: Reconciling Traditional and Critical Research." Communication Yearbook 15: 91-106. Press, Andrea L. 1991. "Working-Class Women in a Middle-Class World: The Impact of Television on Modes of Reasoning About Abortion." Critical Studies in Mass Communication 8(4):421-441. Press, Andrea L. 1990. "Class, Gender, and the Female Viewer: Women's Responses to Dynasty." Pp. 158-182 in Television and Women's Culture, edited by Mary Ellen Brown. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE.
(*Reprinted in Polish, 2012). Press, Andrea L. 1989. "The Ongoing Feminist Revolution." Critical Studies in Mass Communication 6(2):196-202. Press, Andrea L. 1989. "Class and Gender in the Hegemonic Process: Class Differences in Women's Perceptions of Television Realism and Identification with Television Characters." Media, Culture, and Society 11(2):229-252. Press, Andrea L. 1986. "New Views on the Mass Production of Women's Culture." Communication Research 13(1):139-150. Press, Andrea L. 1986. "Ideologies of Femininity: Film and Popular Consciousness in the Postwar Era." Pp. 313-323 in Media, Audience and Social Structure, edited by Sandra Ball-Rokeach and Muriel Cantor. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE.