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. "Empowering Girls Through Sport? Sports Advice Books for Young Female Readers." Forthcoming, Children's Literature in Education (available immediately online: DOI: 10.1007/s10583-016-9281-7).
- Heinecken, Dawn. "Gender and Jockography: Postfeminism and Resistance in Female Sports Autobiographies." Feminist Media Studies (2015) DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2015.1052006.
- 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.
- 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.