Mary Celeste Kearney
Associate Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre
Director, GeNDer Studies Program
Areas of Expertise
Gender, girls’ media, television, film, popular music, youth cultures, popular culture
Kearney is director of the Gender Studies Program and associate professor of Film, Television, and Theatre. 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). 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 Obscura, Continuum, Cultural Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Journal for Children and Media and the NWSA Journal. Kearney is a Console-ing Passions board member, a Mediagirls adviser, an advisory board member for the Girl Museum, 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.