I am interested in the production and reproduction of gender inequality in media and organizations. Past collaborations have allowed me to study representations of motherhood, and age and gender in television advertising, and the bureaucratization of feminist internships.
In a series of co-authored papers, Shyon Baumann and I analyze the cultural schemas that underlie contemporary representations of the intersection of age and gender, as well as portrayals of motherhood. Our findings have been published in Journal of Gender Studies and Poetics, as well as in two book chapters.
In another collaboration published in Feminist Formations, Judith Taylor and I examine feminist internship settings, wherein the institutionalization of the women’s movement serves to routinize student interns’ political consciousness.