Ph.D. American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University, 1999
Dr. Dawn Heinecken is Professor, Women's and Gender Studies.
- Heinecken, Dawn. The Warrior Women of Television: A Feminist Cultural Analysis of the New Female Body in Popular Media. (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2003).
- Shields, Vickie Rutledge with Dawn Heinecken. Measuring Up: How Advertising Affects Self-Image. (Baltimore, MD: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001). --2004 Award for Excellence in Visual Communication Research. National Communication Association. Visual Communication Division.
Heinecken, Dawn “Contact Zones: Humans, Horses and the Books of Marguerite Henry” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly (forthcoming 2017)
Heinecken, Dawn “Empowering Girls Through Sport? Sports Advice Books for Young Female Readers.” Children’s Literature in Education 47.4 (2016): 325-342.
Heinecken, Dawn “African American Girls in Children’s and YA Sports Fiction: Encouraging Participation?” In Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture: A Mosaic of Criticism. Ed. Amie A. Doughty (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016)
- Heinecken, Dawn. "Gender and Jockography: Postfeminism and Resistance in Female Sports Autobiographies." Feminist Media Studies (2015). DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2015.1052006. Feminist Media Studies 16.2 (2016): 325-343.
- Heinecken, Dawn. "So Tight in the Thighs, So Loose in the Waist: Embodying the Female Athlete Online." Feminist Media Studies (2015) DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2015.1033638. Feminist Media Studies 15.6 (2015) : 1035-1052.
- Heinecken, Dawn. "Pretty Tough Sports and the Promotion of Female Empowerment in Young Adult Sports Fiction." The Lion and the Unicorn 39(1)2015: 23-41.
- Heinecken, Dawn. "My Monster, Myself: Recuperating the Maternal in Early Children's Horror by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Zilpha Keatley Snyder." Children's Literature Association Quarterly 39(1) (2014): 68-87.
- Heinecken, Dawn. "'All of Her Changes Have Made Me Think about My Changes': Fan Readings of Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Alice Series." Children's Literature in Education 44(2) (2013): 104-119.
- Heinecken, Dawn. "Fit For Everything: The Framing and Consumption of the Female Athlete in Title Nine." Feminist Media Studies 13(1) (2012): 2-17.
- Heinecken, Dawn. "Haunting masculinity and Frightening Femininity: The Novels of John Bellairs." Children's Literature in Education 42(2) (2011): 118-131.
- Heinecken, Dawn. The Reality of Fiction and the Ethics of Storytelling in Eleanor Estes' The Witch Family." Children's Literature in Education 41. 3 (2010): 260-272.
- Heinecken, Dawn. Sexed Appeals: Network Marketing Organizations and Adult Novelty Home Parties Studies in Popular Culture 31. 2 (2009): 23-43. -- Winner of the 2009 George Whatley Prize.
- Rutledge Shields, Vickie and Dawn Heinecken. Kelloggs and Virginia Slims Offer Only a Wink for Women While New Advertising Campaigns Dare to Enter the Sign of Feminism. In Women, Advertising and Representation: Beyond Familiar Paradigms, ed. Sue Abel, Marjan deBruin and Anita Nowak (Hampton Press, 2009).
- Heinecken, Dawn. Toys Are Us: Contemporary Feminisms and the Consumption of Sexuality. In Pop-Porn: Pornography in American Culture, ed. Ann C. Hall and Mardia Bishop (London: Praeger, 2007).
- Heinecken, Dawn. Barbie. In American Icons, ed. Dennis R. Hall and Susan Grove Hall (Westport CT: Greenwood Publishing, 2006).
- Heinecken, Dawn. I Wasn't Planning on Hurting You-Much: Sadomasochism, Melodrama and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fan Fiction. Spectator 25.1 (2005): 48-60.
- Heinecken, Dawn. No Cage Can Hold Her Rage? Gender, Transgression, Containment and the WWFs Chyna. In Action Chicks: New Images of Tough Women in Popular Culture, ed. Sherrie A. Inness (Palgrave MacMillan, 2004).
- Heinecken, Dawn. Fan Readings of Sex and Violence on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Slayage: The On-Line International Journal of Buffy Studies. 3.3-4 (2004) [peer-reviewed journal]
- Heinecken, Dawn. Boundary Battles: Heroic Narratives, the Feminine, and MTVs Aeon Flux. Studies in Popular Culture 24. 1 (2001): 71-86.
- Heinecken, Dawn. Changing Ideologies in Romance Fiction. Romantic Conventions. Ed. Anne K. Kaler and Rosemary Johnson-Kurek. Bowling Green: The Popular Press, 1999.
- Gromko, Joyce, and Dawn Heinecken. The Garage Band: An Alternative Music Venue. Research Perspectives in Music Education, 1, (1999): 9-13.
- Heinecken, Dawn and Joyce Gromko. Action Research: Narrative Analysis of Conflict in Higher Education. On-line Martin Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2. Available at http://www.martin.uidaho.edu/ (1999).
- Fighting The Forces: Whats At Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ed. Rhonda V. Wilcox and David Lavery (Popular Communication 1.3 (2003):185-187.
Current and recent courses:
- Women in American Culture (introductory WGST course)
- Gender & Public Dialogue (fulfills general education requirement in oral communication)
- Body in Popular Media (cross-listed with Humanities)
- Gender and Childrens Literature (cross-listed with English)
- Women, Media & Culture
- Gender and Science Fiction (cross-listed with English)
My research focuses on critical/cultural approaches to the study of gender representation in popular media, cultural studies, media audience reception and feminist criticism.