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), as well as editor of Mediated Girlhoods: New Explorations of Girls' Media Culture(Peter Lang, 2011) and The Gender and Media Reader (Routledge, 2011).  Professor Kearney is currently at work on two book projects: Power Chords and Groupie Chicks: Gender in Rock Culture (Oxford), and Making Their Debut: Teenage Girls and the Teen-Girl Entertainment Market, 1938-1966 (UT Press). She is also co-editing The Craft of Criticism: Cultural Media Studies in Practice (Routledge), as well as the second volume of Mediated Girlhoods(Peter Lang). 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, a Mediagirls adviser, and Founding Director of Cinemakids, a program for inspiring young media producers.  She is also an editorial board member for the International Journal of Learning and Media, Girls Studies Journal and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ Cinema Journal.

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.

Department of Film, Television, and Theatre bio  574/631-1654

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