Senior lecturer, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University

In addition to my appointment in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, I serve as Director of Tufts Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and a Senior Fellow in Civic Media at the Tisch College of Civic Life.

My interdisciplinary training (anthropology, sociology, women's history as an undergraduate) and media studies (as a graduate student) positioned me for equally interdisciplinary research. A lot of what I do is focused around examining race, ethnicity and gender in children's media and the effects of these images. But I also do a lot focused around historical issues – mostly the fascinating lives of some 19th-century women.

Experience

  • –present
    Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies; Senior Lecturer, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development; Senior Fellow, Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University

Education

  • 1987 
    Annenberg School for Communication, University of PA, Ph.D.; Media Studies