New Director of Gender Studies Program

Author: Linnie Caye

Welcome Mary Celeste Kearney

Gender Studies Program would like to welcome Mary Celeste Kearney as the new Director for the 3 year term of Fall 2015 through Spring 2018.  Pam Wojcik will be stepping down from Directing Gender Studies at the end of Spring 2015 semester, but will continue to be a part of Gender Studies as a Concurrent Faculty member and will continue to teach in Gender Studies.  We thank Pam for her contributions to Gender Studies over the past 6 years and look forward to working with Mary in the future.


Mary Celeste Kearney Director

Associate Professor, Film, Television, and Theatre
Concurrent Faculty, Gender Studies Program
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Mary Celeste Kearney is Associate Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre and Concurrent Faculty in the Gender Studies program.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts and was faculty in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin for 14 years before joining Notre Dame.  Trained in film, television, and cultural studies, Mary's research to date has focused primarily on gender, youth, and media culture.  She is author of Girls Make Media (Routledge, 2006) and editor of Mediated Girlhoods: New Explorations of Girls' Media Culture (Peter Lang, 2011) and The Gender and Media Reader (Routledge, 2011).   Her forthcoming book, Power Chords and Groupie Chicks: Gender and Rock Culture, will be published by Oxford University Press, and her next monograph will explore teenage girlhood in U.S. media culture in the mid twentieth century. Mary's essays have appeared in Camera Obscura, Continuum,  Cultural Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Journal for Children and Media, and the NWSA Journal.  She is a Console-ing Passions board member and serves on the editorial boards of Cinema Journal and Girls Studies.