Minx Auerbach Lecture: Susan Douglas

When Mar 31, 2010
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
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Department of Women's and Gender Studies presents the 2010 Minx Auerbach Lecture by Prof. Susan Douglas


Susan Douglas is the Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor of Communication Studies at The University of Michigan and Chair of the Department.

She is author of “The Mommy Myth:  The Idealization of Motherhood and How it Undermines Women,” “Listening In:  Radio and the American Imagination,” which won the Hacker Prize in 2000 for the best popular book about technology and culture, “Where The Girls Are:  Growing Up Female with the Mass Media,” and “Inventing American Broadcasting, 1899-1922.”

She received her B.A. from Elmira College (Phi Beta Kappa) and her M.A. and Ph.D from Brown University.  She has lectured at colleges and universities around the country, written for The Nation, In These Times, The Village Voice, Ms., The Washington Post and TV Guide, and was the media critic for The Progressive from 1992-1998.

Her column “Back Talk” appears monthly in In These Times.  She has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Working Woman, CNBC's Equal Time, NPR's Fresh Air, Weekend Edition, The Diane Rehm Show, Talk of the Nation, Michael Feldman’s Whad’ya Know and various radio talk shows around the country. "Where the Girls Are" was widely praised, and chosen one of the top ten books of 1994 by National Public Radio, Entertainment Weekly and The McLaughlin Group.

Her new book, “Enlightened Sexism,” is a follow up to “Where the Girls Area” and will be released March 1, 2010. The book chronicles the widening gap between the images of women in the mass media and the everyday lives of girls and women in the United States. 

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