Susan Douglas, a prize-winning author and the Catherine Neafie Kellogg professor of Communication Studies at The University of Michigan, will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in the Clark Memorial Library’s Flohr Lecture Hall.
Based on her book, “Enlightened Sexism,” Douglas’ presentation uses examples from music, movies, magazines, television dramas, reality TV, and news coverage to explain how and why popular culture is resurrecting sexist stereotypes of women and girls.
Douglas has lectured at colleges and universities around the country and she has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Oprah Winfrey Show, Weekend Edition and many other TV and radio shows.
She is also author of “The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How it Undermines Women,” with Meredith Michaels.
Among her many awards are the Leonardo Da Vinci Medal, an Arthur F. Thurnau professor for excellence in undergraduate education. NPR Radio, Entertainment Weekly and The McLaughlin Group chose her book, “Where the Girls Are” as one of the top ten books of 1994.
Her book “Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination” won the Hacker Prize in 2000 for best popular book about technology and culture.
Source: Shawnee State Communications