Mary Celeste Kearney
Department: Film, Television, and Theatre
Area of Specialization:
Feminist Media Studies, Gender and Rock Culture, Girlhood Studies, Girls’ Media and Cultural Studies, Media and Identity, Queer Media Studies, Women and Media Culture.
Mary Celeste Kearney is Associate Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre, as well as Concurrent Faculty in Gender Studies and American Studies. 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), as well as editor of The Gender and Media Reader (Routledge, 2011) and both volumes of Mediated Girlhoods: New Explorations of Girls’ Media Culture (Peter Lang, 2011 & 2018). Professor Kearney is completing her second monograph, Designing Teen-Girl Media: Essays on the First Wave for UT Press. Book series editor for Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media, she serves on the executive boards of Console-ing Passions and the International Girls Studies Association. Professor Kearney also co-founded Girls Rock Michiana, a program devoted to inspiring girls' creativity, confidence, and collaboration via music education.
Gender Studies Courses:
- Gender and Rock Culture
- Girlhood Studies
- Girls' Media and Cultural Studies
- Media and Identity
- Perspectives on Gender: Theory and Practice
- Queer Media Studies