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); editor of Mediated Girlhoods: New Explorations of Girls' Media Culture (Peter Lang, 2011) and The Gender and Media Reader (Routledge, 2011); and co-editor of the second volume of Mediated Girlhoods (Peter Lang, 2018) and The Craft of Criticism: Cultural Media Studies in Practice (Routledge, 2018). 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 Obscura, Continuum, Cultural Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Feminist Formations, and the Journal for Children and Media. Professor Kearney is a Console-ing Passions board member and an editorial board member for the Velvet Light Trap, Girls Studies Journal, and the International Journal of Learning and Media. Professor Kearney is academic editor for the book series Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media, and helped to found Girls Rock Michiana, which is held annually at The Music Village and is 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.