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REVIEW ESSAYS



Press, Andrea L. 1993. "Feminist Methodology? A Reassessment." Contemporary Sociology 22(1):23-30.
Press, Andrea L., and Arlene Stein. 1985. "Pleasure and Danger:  Exploring Female Sexuality." Berkeley Journal of Sociology XXX:205-212.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Press, Andrea L., and Bruce A. Williams. 1997. “Mass Media and the Boundaries of Public and Private Life.” Perspectives: The American Sociological Association Theory Section Newsletter 19(3): 7-9.
Press, Andrea L. 1992. "Television and the Political Culture of Abortion." Newsletter of the Sociology of Culture Section of the American Sociological Association 6(3):12-15.
Press, Andrea L. 1992. "Working-Class Women Respond to the Primacy of Class in Television Representations of Abortion." Paper available as Working Paper #82 in the Working Paper Series sponsored by the Center for the Study of Social Transformations (CSST), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Williams, Bruce A., and Andrea L. Press. 1992. "Perot and Fascism." Op-Ed piece published in the Christian Science Monitor, September. (One page).



BOOK REVIEWS

Press, Andrea L. (2006) Review of Susan J. Douglas and Meredith W. Michaels, The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined Women. National Women's Studies Association Journal 18(2):235-6.
Press, Andrea L. (2005) Review of Elizabeth Long, Book Groups. Contemporary Sociology 34(2):160-161.
Press, Andrea L. 2002. Review of Laura Grindstaff, The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Contexts 1(4):69-70, Fall-Winter 2002.
Press, Andrea L. 1993. Review of Sut Jhally and Justin Lewis, Enlightened Racism: The Cosby Show, Audiences, and the Myth of the American Dream. American Journal of Sociology 98:219-221.
Press, Andrea L. 1983. Review of Culture, Society and the Media, edited by Gurevitch, Bennett, Curran, and Woollacott.  Contemporary Sociology 12(5):555-556.
PAPERS PRESENTED\PANELS ORGANIZED

Ethnography, Gender, Feminisms, and Media.” Roundtable participant at the June, 2013 Meetings of the International Association of Mass Communications Researchers, Dublin, Ireland.


Gender Myths in Participatory Culture.” Invited keynote roundtable panelist at the June, 2013 Meetings of the Console-ing Passions Conference, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
Feminism LOL and the Postfeminist Agenda: Repoliticizing Feminist Media Studies in a Postfeminist Age.” Panel discussion (organized and co-led with Laura Grindstaff) at the June, 2013 Meetings of the International Communication Association, London, UK.
Feminism in the Age of Reality Television.” Paper invited for presentation at the “Television for Women” Conference, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, May, 2013.
Television for Women.” Keynote Roundtable Panelist, “Television for Women” Conference, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, May, 2013.
"FEMINISM LOL:  Media Culture and "feminism on the ground" in a Postfeminist Age." Paper invited for featured panel at the August, 2012 Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Denver, CO.
Feminism on the Ground, Postfeminism in the Air: Articulation of Gender and Class by Reality TV Viewers.” Jersey Shore Studies Conference, University of Chicago, October, 2011.
Postfeminism and the Internet: College Confidential and Feminist Expression.” Paper presented at the Transforming Audiences 3 Conference, Westminster, United Kingdom, August, 2011 (with Francesca Tripodi).
Gender, Class and Reality: How JERSEY SHORE Affects the Vision of Social Class Amongst U.S. Viewers.” Paper presented at the International Association for Media Communication and Research, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2011.
What Is Feminist Work?” Feminist Editing Roundtable, International Communication Association, Boston, MA, May 2011.
Navigating the Media Sphere.” Commentator at Carter Woodson Conference, March, 2011.
Poke Me: Teens, Sex and Social Media.” Drama Department Panel, University of Virginia, March, 2011.
Media Sociology.” Organizer, Presider and Chair of two Regular Session Panels, American Sociological Association Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2010.
Women and Film.” Co-organizer and panelist, Virginia Film Festival. November, 2009.
The Feminine/Feminist Presentation of Self in Currently Popular TV and Film.” Paper delivered at the September, 2009 Transforming Audiences 2 Conference, Communications and Media Research Institute, University of Westminster, London, England.
Religion, Politics and Media: Why the Left Doesn’t Understand Religion in American Life.” Co-organizer (with Stewart Hoover) for pre-conference to the 2009 ICA Meetings in Chicago, IL.
Feminist Media Studies: An Identity or a Method?” Panel organized for the May, 2009 Meetings of the ICA in Chicago, IL (with Maria Mastronardi).
Feminism as a Subjective State: Girls and Women Discuss Femininity and Feminism in America’s Next Top Model.” Paper delivered at the May, 2009 Meetings of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
Gender, Race and Media.” Panel organizer and speaker, Virginia Film Festival, November 2008.
Setting a New Agenda for Media Studies.” Plenary speaker at the closing plenary roundtable at the Exploring New Media Worlds conference, Texas A&M, February/March, 2008.
Copyright, Law and Policy.” Chair and Discussant for panel at the Exploring New Media Worlds conference, Texas A&M, February/March, 2008.
Gender and Media.” Panel organizer and speaker, Virginia Film Festival, November 2007.
Political Uses of the Internet and Other Media.” Paper delivered at the National Communication Association Meetings, November, 2006, San Antonio, Texas (with Bruce A. Williams, Ellen Moore, Camille Johnson-Yale).
Panel Co-Organizer (with Elizabeth Long), “Gender and Culture,” Gender Section, American Sociological Association, August, 2006, Toronto, Canada.
Media and the Structuring of Public Discourse: The Ethnographic Study.” Paper delivered at the June, 2006 Meetings of the International Communication Association, Dresden, Germany (with Camille Johnson-Yale).
Everyday Media Consumption and Democratic Engagement: Comparative Perspectives.” Paper delivered at the June, 2006 Meetings of the International Communication Association, Dresden, Germany (with Bruce A. Williams, Ellen Moore, Camille Johnson-Yale).
Session Organizer, “Religion and the Media in Public Life,” National Communication Association Meetings, Boston, MA, November, 2005.
Religion, Politics, and the Use of Media in American Public Life.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Meetings, Boston, MA, November, 2005 (with Bruce A. Williams).
Assessing the Health of Research on Youth and Adolescence.” Participant in Roundtable Discussion, National Communication Association Meetings, Boston, MA, November, 2005.
Connecting the Private to the Public: Media and the Future of Public Life.” Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Meetings, Washington, D.C., September, 2005 (with Bruce A. Williams, Camille Johnson-Yale, and Ellen Moore).
Re-envisioning Civic Life: Normative and Critical Lessons from the BLACKWELL COMPANION TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE.” Roundtable participant, American Sociological Association Meetings, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2005.
Thematic Session on Media Cultures.” Invited thematic session participant, American Sociological Association Meetings, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2005.
Qualitative Inquiry and Female Adolescence: A Roundtable Discussion.”

Roundtable Participant at the Qualitative Inquiry Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, May, 2005.
"Bridging Media Research, Activism, and Practice." Thematic Session participant, American Sociological Association Meetings, San Francisco, CA, August, 2004.
"Public Sociology and the Media," Session Organizer, invited by the Program Committee, American Sociological Association Meetings, San Francisco, CA, August, 2004.
"Beyond the Digital Divide: How Technology is Creating a New Underclass." Paper presented at the Digital Generations: Children, Young People, and New Media conference, at the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media, Institute of Education, University of London, July, 2004.
"The Uses of Ethnographic Cultural Study: Can Ethnography Respond to the Crises of Legitimacy and Representation?" Panel organizer and participant, Crossroads 2004 Conference in Cultural Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, June, 2004.
Taking Audience Research Into the Age of New Media: Old Problems and New Challenges" (with Sonia Livingstone). Paper presented at the May, 2004 Meetings of the International Communication Association, New Orleans.
"The New Youth: Gender and Adolescence in and around Old and New Media." Panel organizer and participant, Console-ing Passions Conference, New Orleans, May, 2004.
Tracing the Everyday Nature of the Digital Divide.” Paper delivered at the conference entitled “Current Research on Audiences,” University of Versailles-St.-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, Nov. 13-14, 2003.
Celebrity and Everyday Life: the Construction of the ‘Lottery Celebrity’ on Reality Television.” Paper to be delivered at the conference entitled “Representing Culture and Constructing Identity in Talk on Television,” Centro di Studi sui Linguaggi Specifici, University of Bologna, Italy, June 27-28, 2003.
Has Feminism Caused a Wrinkle on the Face of Hollywood Cinema? A Tentative Appraisal of the 90’s” (with Tamar A. Liebes). Paper delivered at the Meetings of the International Communication Association, San Diego, California, May 2003.
Teens Talk Internet: Stylistic Differences in Teens’ Use of On-Line Communications.” Paper presented at the Cultural Returns Conference, St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, England, September 2002.
Audience Research” panel, chair and commentator, conference entitled “After September 11: TV News and Transnational Audiences Symposium,” September 9-11, 2002.
Great Expectations: Observations on the Family Home as on Online Learning Centre.” (with Sonia Livingstone). Paper presented at the International Association of Mass Communication Research, Barcelona, July 2002.
Tracing the Gendered Nature of the Digital Divide.” (with Sonia Livingstone). Paper to be presented at the International Association of Mass Communication Research, Barcelona, July 2002.
Great Expectations: Observations of the Family Home as an Online Learning Centre” (with Sonia Livingstone). Paper presented at the Ethnographies of the Internet Conference sponsored by the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Oxford University, Oxford, England.
Global Feminist Ethnography.” Keynote Address delivered in October, 2001, at the conference on “Global Ethnography” to be held in St. Louis (by a group on global ethnography that is an offshoot of the ICA).
Self and Other in Ethnographic Research: Reflections on Current Research,” at the May, 2001 meetings of the International Communication Association in Washington, D.C.
Kids On-Line: An Atlantic Divide?,” paper presented at the Inaugural International Media Conference, “Global Village or Global Image? Representing Diversity and Difference,” British Film Institute, London, July 2001.
From the Public Sphere to the Body, and Back Again: Dominant Conceptual Frames in Feminist Communication Theory.” Talk delivered at the February, 2001 Women’s Studies Research Forum, University of Illinois.
Cultural and Media Representation of Oppression and Domination,” paper presented at Thematic Session of the American Sociological Association Meetings, Washington, D.C., August 2000.
Gender, Class, and Culture.” Plenary response given at the pre-conference, Sociology of Culture Section of the American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C., August 2000.
Discussant, panel entitled “The Good, the Used, and the Butch: Paradigms of Femininity in Popular Culture and Everyday Practices.” Philosophy of Communication panel, at the June, 2000 ICA Meetings, Acapulco, Mexico.
Discussant, panel entitled “Postfeminism and Popular Television.” Feminist Theory Section Panel, at the June, 2000 ICA Meetings, Acapulco, Mexico.

Discussant, panel on “Gender and Popular Music,” presented at the November, 1999 Meetings of the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.
Consumerism and the Languages of Class” (with Ellen Rosenman). Paper presented at the August, 1999 Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
Will I Be Pretty, Will I Be Rich? Teenage Girls’ Cultural Images of Future Success” (with Tamar Liebes). Paper delivered at the June, 1999 Meetings of PRAGMA 99, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Beyond Methodological Foundations: The Gap Between Social Theory and Media Research Practice” (with Peter Lunt). Paper presented at the May, 1999 Meetings of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, California.
Listening to Abortion: Focus Group Methodology in Feminist Psychology” (with Elizabeth Cole). Paper presented at the August, 1998 Meetings of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.
New Directions in Political Culture Research” (with Nina Eliasoph and Paul Lichterman). Sociology of Culture Roundtable Discussion led at the August, 1998 Meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, California.
Speaking of Abortion: Feminist Methods in Communication Research” (with Elizabeth Cole). Paper presented at the July, 1998 Meetings of the International Communication Association, Jerusalem, Israel.
Listening to Abortion: Focus Group Methodology in Feminist Psychological Research” (with Elizabeth Cole). Paper presented at the August, 1997 Meetings of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
What Can We Hear After Postmodernism? Doing Feminist Field Research in the Age of Cultural Studies” (with Linda Blum). Paper presented at the August, 1996 Meetings of the American Sociological Association, New York, New York.
Discussant, Panel on “Culture and Identity: Identity-Formation in Small Groups” at the August, 1996 Meetings of the American Sociological Association, New York, New York.
Discussant, Panel on "Feminist Representational Practices in the Public Sphere," for the May, 1995 Meetings of the International Communication Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Presider and Discussant, Panel on "Television Talk Shows" for Console-ing Passions Conference, April 1995, Seattle, Washington.
Organized Panel on "Political Culture" (co-organized with Paul Lichterman) for the August, 1994 Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Los Angeles, California.
"Toward a Cultural Theory of Reception" (with Paul Lichterman). Paper presented at the August, 1993 Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Miami, Florida.
"Faith Meets Fact: Pro-Life Women Discuss Media, Science, and the Abortion Debate." Paper presented at the June, 1993 31st International Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Paris, France.
"Politics and Activism in Television and Citizen Discourse" (with Bruce A. Williams and Michael X. Delli Carpini). Paper presented at the May, 1993 Meetings of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.


"Feminist Theory and Reception Theory" (with Mary Ellen Brown). Panel co-organizer and co-discussant, for the May, 1993 Meetings of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.
"Imagining Our Lives: Television, Women's Talk, and the Political Culture of Abortion." Paper presented at the conference entitled Console-ing Passions: Television, Video, and Feminist Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, April 1993.
"Television and Social Problems Discourse: Environmentalism and Abortion Rights," (with Bruce A. Williams and Michael X. Delli Carpini). Paper presented at the Meetings of the Speech Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois. November, 1992.
"Their Own Medicine: Pro-Life Women Discuss Media, Science, and the

Abortion Debate" (with Elizabeth Cole). Paper presented at the Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. August, 1992.
Discussant, at the "Gender, Culture, Power" Session. Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. August, 1992.
"Reconceptualizing Our Lives: Television and the Political Culture of Abortion" (with Elizabeth Cole). Paper presented at the Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. August, 1992.
"Reinterpreting Television: Abortion and the Study of the Female Audience." Paper presented at the Theory, Culture, and Society Conference, Champion, Pennsylvania. August, 1992.
"Cognitive Constructions of Abortion Among Pro-Choice and Pro-Life Women" (with Elizabeth Cole). Paper presented at the August, 1992 Meetings of the International Society of Political Psychology, San Francisco, California.
"Working-Class Women Respond to the Primacy of Class in Television Representations of Abortion." Paper presented at the "Reconceptualizing Power" Conference, sponsored by the Center for the Comparative Study of Social Transformations, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Jan, 1992.
"Moral Discourse in the Context of Media Representations of Abortion." Paper presented at the November, 1991 Meetings of the Speech Communication Association, Atlanta, Georgia.
"Class Differences in Women's Responses to Televised Treatments of Abortion." Paper presented at the August, 1991 Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Cincinnati, Ohio.
"Television and the Representation of Social Class." Paper delivered at the Conference on Collective Representations and Identity, organized by the Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. April, 1991.
"Mass Media and Moral Discourse: The Impact of Television on Modes of Reasoning About Abortion." Paper presented at the May, 1991 Meetings of the International Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.
"Toward a Qualitative Methodology of Audience Study: Adapting Ethnography to Audience Research." Paper invited for presentation at the September, 1990 Toward a Comprehensive Theory of the Audience Conference. Champaign, Ill.


"'Teenagers Shouldn't be Doing Things Like That Unless They're in Love'" Life Practices, Moral Rhetoric and Modes of Speaking About Abortion." Paper presented at the August, 1990 Meetings of the American Sociological Association in Washington, D.C.
"High and Low Culture in the United States: Recent Theoretical Approaches and Challenges." Roundtable presentation and discussion organized for the August, 1990 Meetings of the American Sociological Association in Washington, D.C. (with Terry Strathman).
"Theorizing and Researching the Feminist Audience." Roundtable presentation and discussion offered at the June, 1990 Meetings of the International Communication Association, Dublin, Ireland.
"Protest, Television, and Political Discourse: Prime-Time Recreates the

Sixties" (with Michael X. Delli-Carpini and Bruce A. Williams). Paper delivered at the June, 1990 Meetings of the International Communication Association, Dublin, Ireland.
Organized Thematic Session for the August, 1989 Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, entitled Mass Media in the Making and Unmaking of Social Problems. Presented "Postfeminism as Constructed in the Mass Media" (with Terry Strathman), Berkeley, California.
"Television and the Socialization of Political Meaning" (with Bruce A. Williams and Michael X. Delli-Carpini). Paper delivered at the June, 1989 Meetings of the International Society of Political Psychology, Israel.
"Feminists Thinking About Feminist Work: The Ongoing Revolution in Communication." Paper presented at the May, 1989 Meetings of the International Communication Association in San Francisco, California.
Organized panel for the May, 1989 Meetings of the International Communication Association, entitled Studying the Popular Culture Audience: New Developments in Theory and Qualitative Research.
"The Hegemony of the Text: A Critique of Text-Centered Conceptions of Television Viewing" (with Ron Lembo). Paper presented at the May, 1989 Meetings of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.
Panel organizer and discussant for the August, 1988 Meetings of the American Sociological Association, panel entitled Studying the Audience for Culture and the Mass Media (co-organized with Terry Strathman). Atlanta, Georgia.
"Class and Gender in the Hegemonic Process." Paper presented at the July, 1988 Meetings of the International Television Studies Conference in London, England.
"New Developments in Thinking About Feminist Epistemology: In a Different Voice and Women's Ways of Knowing." Paper presented at the November, 1987 Meetings of the Association for Humanist Sociology in Lexington, Kentucky.
"Feminist Communication Research as Cultural Criticism." Paper presented at the Colloquium on Communication and Culture, held in September, 1987 at the Inter-University Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia.
"Feminist Views of Popular Culture Analysis." Paper presented at the Judy Chicago Feminist Symposium, Florida Atlantic University, 1986.
"Sex Roles and Mass Media Research." Roundtable luncheon presentation and at the August, 1986 Meetings of the American Sociological Association in New York, New York.
"Television Portrayals of Women's Culture." Paper presented at the June, 1986 Meetings of the National Women's Studies Association in Champaign, Illinois.


"Women and Work in Ideology and Reality:  Romance and Work for the Working Class Woman." Paper presented at the August, 1985 Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C.
"The Impact of Liberal Feminism on the Consciousness of Working  Class Women." Paper presented at the April, 1985 Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
"Ideologies of Femininity:  A Study of Film and Popular Consciousness in the Post Feminist Era." Paper presented at the March, 1985 Meetings of the Eastern Sociological Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"Work, Family and Femininity:  Experience with the Mass Media." Colloquium presentation given at the March, 1985 Meetings of the Eastern Sociological Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Co sponsored by the Society for the Study of Social Problems.)
"Mothers, Daughters and the Mass Media:  Identity Formation and Role Options for Women in the Contemporary U.S." Paper delivered at the August, 1984 Meetings of the American Sociological Association in San Antonio, Texas.
"Psychoanalytic Views on Pornography." Paper delivered at the Conference of the Group for Critical Psychoanalysts, U.C. Berkeley, May 1982.
"Images of the Family in Three Decades of American Television." Paper presented at the Friends of the Family Conference in San Francisco, California, January 1982.
"Marxism and Feminism:  A Reassessment." Paper delivered at the March, 1981 Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association in Portland, Oregon.
"Critical Theory vs. Traditional Practice:  The Debate Between Habermas and Gadamer." Paper delivered at the April, 1980 Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association in San Francisco, California.

INVITED LECTURES
Roundtable Participant, Media Sociology Pre-Conference, “Mapping the Emerging Field of Media Sociology.” New York University, August, 2013.
Fractured Feminism: Social Class and the Feminism Debates.” Lecture invited by the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmith’s University, London, June, 2013.
Feminism LOL: Media Culture and ‘Feminism on the Ground’ in a Postfeminist Age.” Talk invited by the International Gender Studies Institute, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom, May, 2013.

Women and Film.” Flash seminar, invited by the University of Virginia students. April, 2013.


Miss Representation.” Invited presentor and facilitator, Women and Public Policy Conference, Batten School, University of Virginia, April, 2013.
Relationships and the Media.” Keynote lecture, Teens Take Action Organization, Planned Parenthood, Charlottesville, VA chapter, March 2013.
Invited Panelist, French Film Festival, University of Virginia, January 2013.
Feminism 2.0: Feminism, Fragmentation and Social Polarization in the New Media Environment.” Colloquium delivered to the Department of Communication, Hebrew University, January, 2013.
FEMINISM LOL”: Media Culture and ‘Feminism on the Ground’ in the Case of JERSEY SHORE and Its Audience.” Paper invited for the Hebrew University conference on Communicating Conflict and Consent, January, 2013.
Feminism LOL: Media Culture and ‘Feminism on the Ground’ in a Postfeminist Age.” Lecture invited by Beijing Language and Culture University, Sept., 2012.
Feminism LOL: Viewers Discuss the “Sluts” of the Jersey Shore.” Invited by Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University, February, 2012.
Body Image, Eating Disorders, and the Mass Media.” Invited by the American Association of University Women, Charlottesville, VA, Oct., 2011.
Changing the Way We See Women.” Invited by the Rise Campaign, Charlottesville, VA. Darden School, University of Virginia, Sept, 2011.
Jersey Shore and the Image of the Slut.” Invited by the Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc., University of Virginia, Sept., 2011.
Gender and Class in the Age of Reality Television: College-Aged Women Watch Jersey Shore.” Talk invited by Department of English, University of Tulsa. March, 2011.
Gender and Media: Current Developments in Hollywood.” Panel presentation invited by the Virginia Film Festival, November 2009.
Reproductive Choices, History, and Hollywood.” Lecture invited by Students United for Reproductive Freedom, Oberlin College, April, 2009.
LincolnFest 2009,” featured guest at the Abraham Lincoln Film Festival, Virginia Theater, Champaign, IL, March, 2009.
Feminism? That’s So Seventies! Girls and Young Women Discuss Femininity and Feminism in Life and Television.” Lecture invited for Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University. November, 2008.
Television and the Missing Feminist Revolution.” Elihu Katz and Paddy Scannell, organizers, “The End of Television” Conference, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, February, 2007.
Where Would Jesus Shop? The Authority of Media Culture and the Selling of Conservatism” (Press and Moore, 2006). Lecture delivered at Yale University, Sociology Department Speaker Series, November, 2006.
Where Would Jesus Shop? The Relationship between Politics and the Use of Popular Culture in American Evangelical Churches” (Press and Moore, 2006). Lecture invited for the University of Virginia, Sociology Department and Media Studies Program. March, 2006.
Religion, Politics, and the Psychology of Media and Politics” (Press and Moore, 2006). Lecture invited for the Symposium on the Social Psychology of the Internet, University of Bath, United Kingdom. January, 2006.

"Digital Divide?  Young Women, the Internet, and Inequality.” Lecture invited by Women’s Studies Program and Sociology Department, University of New Hampshire, November, 2005.
The Political Dimensions of Internet Use: Challenging the Public/Private Distinction.” Paper invited for the Conference in Reception Theory, University of Delaware, September, 2005.
"What Digital Technologies Mean for Public Life." Keynote speech invited for

featured panel at the August, 2005 Meetings of the American Sociological Association.
Public Life, Teens, and New Technologies.” Invited Speaker, University of Manchester, delivered at week-in-residence, May 2005.
Teens Online: Tracing the Everyday Nature of the Digital Divide." Colloquium Series, Invited Speaker, University of Maryland, Department of Communication. April, 2004.
Girls Talk Internet.” Media Studies Lecture Series, Invited Speaker, Washington University in St. Louis, Program in Film and Media Studies and American Culture. April, 2004.
Ethnographies of the Audience.” Colloquium speaker, invited by the Department of Communication, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. January, 2004.
Teens Online: Styles of Internet Use, Social Class Location and Social Mobility.” Presentation invited by the Media Group, London School of Econoics, December 2002.
Methodological Considerations in Ethnographic Study of the Media.” Presentation invited by the Doctoral Research Seminar, Media Group, London School of Economics, November, 2002.
Film Theory and the Construction of the ‘Spectator’ in Audience Research.” Lecture invited by the Audience Seminar, Media Group, London School of Economics, November, 2002.
Chair of KCPA Panel on “Dennis Cleveland,” an opera by Mikel Rouse, to be held at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois, April, 2001.
Speaking of Abortion”: Invited presentation to the Seminar on Politics, Race and Gender, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 2000.
Issues in Feminist Communication Theory.” Paper delivered to the Seminar in Culture and Society, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, April 2000.
Televising Abortion: Audience Methodology.” Talk delivered to postgraduate seminar, Goldsmith’s College, London, England, December 1998.
Ethnography and Cultural Studies.” Talk delivered to PhD seminar, Media Group, London School of Economics, London, England, December 1998.
Televising Abortion: Reflections on Theory and Method.” Lecture delivered

to the Department of Social Psychology and the Gender Institute, London School of Economics, London, England, November, 1998.
Speaking of Abortion: Television and Women’s Lives.” Lecture delivered to the Media Research Group, London School of Economics, London, England, October, 1998.
Speaking of Abortion: Television and Authority in the Lives of Women.” Lecture delivered to the Communication Department, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, August 1998.
What’s Left of Consumer Sovereignty? Inverting Critiques of Mass Culture,” comment on paper given by Douglas Holt at the UNIT for Criticism and Interpretive Theory Seminar, May, 1998.
Speaking of Abortion: Television and the Discourses of Authority.” Lecture delivered at the Speakers’ Series, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin at Madison, March 1998.
From Media Effects to Media Uses and Media Reception.” Comment delivered at the International Symposium on “The Media and the Public: Rethinking the Part Played By People in the Flow of Mass Communication” (in honor of Elihu Katz). May 1996, Jerusalem, Israel.
"Faith Meets Fact: Television and the Political Culture of Abortion." (Keynote Speech for Women’s History Month.) University Lecture sponsored by the Women's Studies Lecture Series, University of Missouri at Columbia, delivered March, 1996.
Television and the Political Culture of Abortion.” Presentation to the Department of Communication, School of Journalism, University of Missouri at Columbia, delivered March, 1996.
Speaking of Abortion.” Paper invited for the UNIT for Criticism and Interpretive Theory Seminar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, delivered February, 1996.
"What Can We Hear After Postmodernism? The Growing Gulf Between Cultural Studies and Feminist Research" (with Linda Blum). Paper invited for the conference "Across Disciplines and Beyond Boundaries: Tracking American Cultural Studies," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, delivered November, 1995.
"Social Class and the Representation of Abortion on Prime-Time Television." Lecture co-sponsored by Sociology, Communication, and Women's Studies Programs, Northwestern University, February, 1994.
"Abortion and Television: A Critical Theoretical Perspective." Lecture invited as part of the annual Women's Studies Lecture Series, The Pennsylvania State University, January, 1994.
"Contested Terrain: Ideologies of Work and Family in Relocated Japanese and Americans." Lecture invited by the Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. March, 1993.
"Their Own Medicine: Pro-Life Women Discuss Media, Science, and the Abortion Debate." Lecture invited by the Culture and Society Workshop, University of Chicago. January, 1993.
"The Experience of Sexual Harassment: Lessons for Feminist Theory from the American Experience." Lecture invited by International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan. June, 1992.


"Sexual Harassment in the American Workplace: Definitions and Trends." Lecture invited by the Japan Productivity Center, Tokyo, Japan.

May, 1992.
"The Japanese Corporate Family: Lessons from Comparative Research." Lectured invited by Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan. May, 1992.
"Politics, Gender, and Social Science." Participant in panel discussion organized by the CRSO (Center for Research on Social Organization) Group of the Sociology Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 1992.
"The Impact of Changes in the Japanese Family Following Relocation on Japanese Management Style." Lecture invited by the Center for International Business Education, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. March, 1992.
"Working-Class Women Respond to Middle-Class Images of Choice." Brown-bag seminar jointly sponsored by the Center for Research on Social Organization and the Social Psychology Lecture Series, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November, 1991.
"Women Reproducing Culture: Changes in the Japanese Family Following Relocation to the United States." Lecture delivered to the Faculty of Economics, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan. December, 1990.
"Class Differences in Women's Responses to Television." Lecture delivered to the Anthropology Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April, 1990.
"Women Watching Television: Images and Responses." Lecture invited by the Women's Studies Group, University of Michigan, Flint, Michigan. March, 1990.
"Deconstructing the Audience: Women Talk about Television." Brown-bag seminar offered in the Social Psychology Lecture Series, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. February, 1990.
"Women Watching Television: Class Perceptions and Perceptions of Class." Lecture invited by the Departments of Sociology and Communication, University of Massachusetts/Amherst. March, 1990.
"The Impact of British Cultural Studies on American Communication Research." Lecture presented April, 1989 at the Center for West European Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
"Social Class Bias in the Professional Practice of Psychotherapy." Lecture delivered to the Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, April, 1988.
"Feminist Theory and Critical Theory: The Psychoanalytic Dialogue."

Lecture sponsored by the Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, November, 1987.

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS AND GRANTS IN PREPARATION
National Science Foundation Grant #IIS-0438803 (co-PI with Bruce A. Williams): "Connecting The Public to the Private: Digital Media and the Future of Public Connection"(Digital Societies and Technologies Program). We conducted a qualitative study of the way citizens use new media for information and connection during the time of the upcoming presidential election. We've been invited to apply for further funding to follow-up our qualitative work with a national survey on this topic.




SERVICE

Professional:
Co-editor (with Bruce A. Williams), The Communication Review

This is a journal published by Taylor and Francis four

times a year. (1999 -- current).

International Communication Association

Board Member (2007 – 2010)

Chair, ICA Liaison Committee (2007-2009)

American Sociological Association, Sociology of Culture Section

Co-Director of Research Node in Political Culture (1999-current)

Elected Member of Sociology of Culture Council of ASA (1995-97),

Chair of Nominations Committee (1992-93), Nominations Committee (1991

-92), Co-organizer of "Political Culture" Research Node (1994-current),

Associate Editor, Feminist Studies in Media and Communication, journal

published by Routledge, edited by Lisa McLaughlin (Ohio University)

And Cynthia Carter (Cardiff University, Wales).

International Communication Association, Philosophy of Communication

Division, Appointed to the Advisory Council (1990--92)

International Communication Association, Feminist Research Interest

Group, Appointed to the Specifications Committee (1991--92)

Reviewer, FIPSE proposal review process (Fund to Improve Post-Secondary

Education) (Spring, 1992)

Tenure Reviews -- Have conducted tenure and/or promotion reviews for the

Lebanese American University, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor,

the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst College,

Rice University, Annenberg School,

Indiana University, Hebrew University, University College London,

Tel Aviv University, Colgate, University of Haifa, Ohio State University,

University of Tulsa, and Tufts University


University Appointments and Service:
Member, Presidents’ Search Committee for the Chief Communications

Officer, University of Virginia (2012-3)

Chair, Social Science Division, Graduate College Fellowship Committee

(1/05 – 5/05)

Member, Graduate College Fellowship Committee (2004-current)

Member, Provost’s Committee on Retention (2003-current)

Chair, Task Force Subcommittee to Investigate Undergraduate Education,

Institute of Communications Research (University of Illinois at

Urbana-Champaign), 2003-current.

Chair, Search Committee, for the new Head of ICR (2000-2001)

Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, College of Communications,

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996-current)

(I am head of the Media Studies Program, the academic undergraduate

major in the Communications College.)

Member, Institute of Communications Advisory Committee, University of

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1997-1999, elected position)

Chair, College of Communications Curriculum Committee, University of

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1995- 1997, 1999-2000; Member, 1997-

current)

Chair, College of Communications Awards Committee, University of Illinois at

Urbana-Champaign (2000-current)

Member, Women’s Studies Program Restructuring Committee, University of

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996- current)

Member, Committee to Re-Orient the Communication Department, University

of Michigan (appointed by Dean Goldenberg) (Fall, 1994)

Reviewer, Research Partnership Grant Proposal process (co-sponsored by

Rackham Graduate School and Office of the Vice-President for

Research) (Spring, 1992)

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, mentor (1991-94)

Summer Research Opportunity Program (mentor to minority student, 1993)

MOST Program (Minority Opportunity Summer Training, American Sociological

Association) (mentor to minority student) (summer, 1992)

Center for Japanese Studies, Advisor and Research Associate

Awards and Nominations Committee, Women's Studies Program, University

of Michigan (Appointed 1991-93)

Women's Studies Executive Committee, University of Michigan

(Appointed Junior Faculty Representative for 1989-90.)

College Individual Concentration Program Committee (ICP) (1989-94)

Comprehensive Studies Program Mentor (mentor to minority student, 1988-90)


Department Appointments:
University of Illinois:

Graduate Placement Officer (2005-7)

Chair, Graduate Program Committee (2005-7)

Executive Committee, Institute for Communication Research (1996-8, 2000-1)

Graduate Program Committee (1996-1999)

Target of Opportunity Task Force (1994-current)

Methods Committee, Institute for Communication Research (1994-current)

Admissions Committee, Institute for Communication Research (1994-1996)
University of Michigan:
Communication Department Executive Committee, Elected 1991 (1991-1993)

By-Laws Committee (1991-94)

Minority Search Committee (1992-93)

Chairman and Member, Curriculum Committee (Chair, Winter 1989; Member, 1988-92)

Personnel/Search Committee (1988-89) and (1991-92)

PhD Curriculum Review Committee (1988-90)

Merit Review Committee (1988-89)

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE
Editor -- (with Bruce A. Williams) The Communication Review.

This journal is published by Taylor and

Francis four times a year. (1996 – current)
Book Series Editing -- Series editor,

Feminist Studies and Media Culture,

University of Illinois Press. (2004-2010)

Feminist Cultural Studies, the Media,

And Political Culture,

University of Pennsylvania Press (1992-2003)

(with Mary Ellen Brown)
Editorial Board Member –

Communication Studies (2012-Current)

Qualitative Sociology Review


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