Advanced Research Consortium on Gender, Culture and the Knowledge Society

Research Seminar


Journalism Guest Speaker Series

Jennifer Pozner

Women in Media and News (WIMN)

Date: Monday, 28 September 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: The Moore Institute Seminar Room, G010, ground floor, The Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway

Co-sponsored by Global Women's Studies and Gender ARC


Jennifer Pozner is an American author, anti-racist feminist, media critic, and public speaker. In 1996, Pozner graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism, media criticism and women's studies from Hampshire College. She is the founder and executive director of Women in Media and News (WIMN), a media analysis, education and advocacy groups, editor of WIMN's Voices, a blog on women and media, and author of Reality TV Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV. Pozner servers on the board of editors of In These Times magazine and has appeared in corporate media outlets such as, Newsday, the Chicago Tribune and the Boston Phoenix; independent magazines such as Ms. magazine, The American Prospect and Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture; and online media such as Women's eNews, AlterNet, and Salon as a professional media critic. Pozner advocates about sexist and misogynistic representations of women in popular culture working as a media commentator for: NBC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News Now, GRITtv, Democracy Now!, National Public Radio and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Additionally, she has served as an adviser for and has been featured in several documentaries films, including I Was A Teenage Feminist and Miss Representation.

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