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Professor, Author to Address Gender Roles in Media

10/22/13 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Sykes Common Lounge

Pamela Hill Nettleton's lecture, titled "Brave Sperm, Demure Eggs: How the Media Make Gender (Non)sense," will explore the limited modern social scripts of gender that appear in media. In doing so, she examins how media construct gender in everything from domestic violence coverage to scientific videos on reproduction.

In addition to being an assistant professor of journalism and media studies, Diederich College of Communication, Nettleton is also a writer, editor, playwright, scriptwriter, librettist, and author. Twenty-three of her books are in publication – including a biography of Shakespeare and three series of children’s books –which have been reviewed and mentioned in many publications, including The New York Times, USA Today, and the nationally syndicated column Ask Amy.