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"Moving Beyond the Image; Feminist Media Activism and Global Power"
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:00pm
"Moving Beyond the Image; Feminist Media Activism and Global Power"

A lecture by Carolyn Byerly, PhD

ASRC 220

The presentation will argue that we benefit from looking beyond the analysis of image (the predominant line of research over 3 decades) and to examine the structures (i.e., power relationships) that produce those images, as well as the ways that feminist activists have resisted and reshaped media images and messages (the dialectical aspects of women and media struggles).

Dr. Carolyn M. Byerly is professor in the Department of Communication, Culture & Media Studies, Howard University. She teaches communication theory, research methods, political communication, feminism and media and other topics. Dr. Byerly’s scholarship examines gender, race and nation in media. Her work is activist, some of it concerned with reshaping communication policy with respect to women and minority ownership. She is the editor of The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); the co-author of Women and Media: A Critical Introduction (Blackwell, 2006); and the co-editor of Women and Media: International Perspectives (Blackwell, 2004). She is also the principal investigator and author of The Global Report on the Status of Women in News Media, a 59-nation study sponsored by International Women's Media Foundation (2011).

Cosponsored by the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Department of Communication; Department of English; and the International Studies Program.