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Emilie Zaslow


Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Communication Studies

  • @New York City
    41 Park Row 504
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My research focuses on the connection between identity and mediated communication. I am interested in the ways in which we come to understand ourselves, and our worlds, through our relationships with media texts and technologies. Specifically, my research has explored how media impacts gendered identities and our perceptions of the feminine.

I graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Women's Studies. I received my M.A. in American Studies (concentration in Women's Studies) from SUNY at Buffalo and my Ph.D. in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University.


PhD, New York University, New York, NY, 2006
Media, Culture, and Communication

MA, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 1997
American Studies

BA, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 1993
Women's Studies

Awards and Honors

2014 - Kenan Faculty Development Grant
Pace University, 2014 - Scholarly Research Award
Verizon Thinkfinity Initiative Grant, 2013 - Developing an Interdisciplinary Digital Media Studies Minor and a Digital Cinema and Television Production Course
2012 - Pace Pawscar for Best Professor


Moving from Sisterhood to Girl Power
Zaslow, E. (2017, October). Cheryl B. Travis and Jacquelyn W. White (Eds.), . , pages 50. http://www.apa.org/pubs/books/4311534.aspx

Connecting local body politics to a digital feminist movement
Zaslow, E. & , . Jessalyn Keller and Maureen Ryan (Eds.), New York, NY :Routledge.

GFCF: Food, Autism, and Challenges to Scientific Motherhood and Neoliberalism
Zaslow, E. Florence Pasche Guignard and Tanya Cassidy (Eds.), Branford, Ontario , Canada:Demeter Press. , pages 17 pgs. .


Zaslow, E. (2017, June). Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities. Girls' Domestic, Emotional, Political, and Self-Development Labor in the American Girl Neo-Historical Book Series. Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, Hofstra University .


Gender identity and media
Parenting communities online


International Business Times [Internet], November62014
Quoted in a story: "Lena Dunham Controversy: Is 'Hipster Sexism' What Has Everyone Up In Arms?"

Central Time, Wisconsin Public Radio [Radio], October32014
Interviewed for story, "UN Women Launches He For She Campaign To Get Men Involved In Feminism"

The Kathleen Dunn Show, Wisconsin Public Radio [Radio], April222013
Contributor to conversation about the meaning of feminism in the 21st century.

Associated Press [Newspaper], March32012
Interview/Quotations, "You Tube Phenomenon Has Girls Asking: Am I Pretty?" by Leanne Italie

New York Times [Newspaper], October212011
Interview/quotations in "In Japan, A Trend to Make Straight Teeth Crooked" by Austin Considine

Medill Reports [Newspaper], March42011
Interview/Quotations, “True-Life Teen Moms, Experts Say MTV's 'Reality' Off The Mark” by Jessica Isner, Annie Koval, and Lisa Paul

Current Health Teens [Magazine], February2011
Interview/Quotations, “Gazing at the Stars: Celebrity Worship is a Big Part of Our Culture, But Is it a Good Thing?”

Drake Magazine [Magazine], 2010
Interview/Quotations, “F-Word, Feminism is in Style and More Needed Than Ever” by Eric Strecker

Scholastic Choices [Magazine], November2010
Interview/Quotations, “Body Blow” by Karen Fanning

mtv.com [Internet], April222010
Interview/Quotations, “Does Having Low Self-Esteem Put Teen Girls At Risk For Pregnancy” by Rebecca Brown

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