Mary Celeste Kearney

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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 and Department of 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); editor of The Gender and Media Reader (Routledge, 2011) and Mediated Girlhoods: New Explorations of Girls’ Media Culture (Peter Lang, 2011); and co-editor of The Craft of Criticism: Cultural Media Studies in Practice (Routledge, 2018), and the second volume of Mediated Girlhoods (Peter Lang, 2018). Professor Kearney is currently completing her second monograph, Designing Teen-Girl Media: Essays on the First Wave for UT Press. Her essays have appeared in Camera ObscuraContinuum, Cultural StudiesFeminist Formations, Feminist Media StudiesJournal for Children and Media, and Wide Angle, as well as numerous academic collections.  Professor Kearney is the book series editor for Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media, as well as an editorial board member for Girls StudiesInternational Journal of Learning and Media, and Velvet Light Trap. She serves on the executive boards of Console-ing Passions and the International Girls Studies Association, and helped to found Girls Rock Michiana, a program hosted by The Music Village and devoted to inspiring girls' creativity, confidence, and collaboration via music.   

Select courses: Feminist Media Studies, Gender and Rock Culture, Girlhood Studies, 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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