Learn more about the Bad A** Women in Media event participants!

March 12, 2014

Can’t wait for the Bad A** Women in Media Panel on March 20? Neither can we! Get to know our amazing panelists and check out the Facebook event for more details.

SIVA VAIDHYANATHAN

Professor Vaidhyanathan will stand as our moderator for the panel. Current Chair of the Department of Media Studies and Robertson Professor, Siva Vaidhyanathan is a distinguished scholar of intellectual property and it’s place in contemporary culture. He has authored many books, including The Googlization of Everything and Why We Should Worry, Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity, and The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash between Freedom and Control is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System. He as well writes for many periodicals, including American Scholar, the Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Times Magazine, and The Nation, among several others. Professor Vaidhyanathan earned a PhD in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and spent five years as a professional journalist. You can follow him on Twitter at @sivavaid    

ANDREA PRESS

Andrea Press is a Professor of Media Studies and Professor of Sociology, as well as previously acting as the Executive Director of the Virginia Film Festival. She has been an incredible asset to the Media Studies Department, arriving at the University of Virginia in 2006 to steer the Media Studies Program to departmental status and being its graduate program. She is a distinguished scholar on the media audience, on feminist media issues, and on the media and social class in the United States. She authored, Women Watching Television: Gender, Class and Generation In the American Television Experience. Professor Press has as well published numerous essays, articles, and chapters on feminist media theory, social class and the media, and media audiences. She received her M.A. and PhD in Sociology from the University of California at Berkley, and her B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Bryn Mawr College. To get to know Professor Press even better, check out this Faculty Spotlight!    

ALLISON WRIGHT

Allison Wright is an Associate Editor at the Virginia Quarterly Review, the nation's leading literary quarterly, now in its ninetieth year of publication. She writes for The Rumpus and The Texas Observer, among other publications. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. You can follow her on Twitter at  @wrightallison            

JANE FRIEDMAN

Jane Friedman is the Web Editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review. She is as well the co-founder and co-editor of Scratch Magazine, a quarterly publication for writers, all about the intersection of writing and money. Before joining VQR, Jane was the publisher of Writer’s Digest. She has been featured throughout many events and media, including NPR’s Morning Edition, Frankfurt Book Fair, Publisher’s Weekly, among others. She has a special interest in how the digital age is affecting and transforming writers, publishing, and storytelling, and frequently speaks about the evolution of the industry. She attended the University of Evansville, and earned a BFA in Creative Writing. She completed her MS in English at Xavier University, focusing on composition/rhetoric and postmodern literature. Follow her on Twitter @JaneFriedman and check out her site.

 

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