Mary Celeste Kearney


Mary Celeste Kearney is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, as well as Concurrent Faculty in the Gender Studies Program.  Her research and teaching focus primarily on gender, youth, and media culture.  She is author of Girls Make Media (Routledge, 2006), and Gender and Rock (Oxford, 2017).  She is also editor of Mediated Girlhoods: New Explorations of Girls' Media Culture (Peter Lang, 2011) and The Gender and Media Reader (Routledge, 2011), as well as co-editor of two forthcoming collections: the second volume of Mediated Girlhoods (Peter Lang) and The Craft of Criticism: Cultural Media Studies in Practice (Routledge).  Professor Kearney is currently at work on a book about the first wave of teen-girl media in the United States for UT Press.  Her essays have appeared in Camera ObscuraContinuum, Cultural StudiesFeminist Media StudiesJournal for Children and Media, and the NWSA Journal.  Professor Kearney is a Console-ing Passions board member.  She is also an editorial board member for the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ Cinema Journal, as well as Velvet Light Trap, Girls Studies Journal, and the International Journal of Learning and Media.  Professor Kearney is also series editor for Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media book series.

Select courses: Feminist Film Theory , Feminist Television Criticism, Gender and Rock Culture, Girls’ Media and Cultural Studies, Media and Identity, Queer Media Studies, Women and Media Culture.

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