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Emilie Zaslow

Associate Professor

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


Zaslow, E. (2017, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Moving from Sisterhood to Girl Power. Cheryl B. Travis and Jacquelyn W. White (Eds.), APA Handbook on the Psychology of Women. . , pages 50. http://www.apa.org/pubs/books/4311534.aspx

Zaslow, E. & , . #iammorethanadistraction:
Connecting local body politics to a digital feminist movement. Jessalyn Keller and Maureen Ryan (Eds.), Keller, Jessalyn and Ryan, Maureen (eds). Emergent Feminisms and the Challenge to Post-Feminist Media Culture. New York, NY: Routledge.

Zaslow, E. GFCF: Food, Autism, and Challenges to Scientific Motherhood and Neoliberalism. Florence Pasche Guignard and Tanya Cassidy (Eds.), Mothers and Food. 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

Zaslow, E. (2016, November). National Communication Association Convention. From “Doing Things for Her Family” to “Something She Believed In:” Girls' Domestic, Emotional, And Political Work In The American Girl BeForever Book Series. National Communication Association

Zaslow, E. (2015, November 8). Annual Conference. Writing Historical Girlhood: Americanization, Emancipation, and Enculturation. Mid-Atlantic Popular &American Culture Association, Philadelphia, PA


Gender identity and media Parenting communities online


  • International Business Times [Internet], November 6 2014
    Quoted in a story: "Lena Dunham Controversy: Is 'Hipster Sexism' What Has Everyone Up In Arms?"
  • Central Time, Wisconsin Public Radio [Radio], October 3 2014
    Interviewed for story, "UN Women Launches He For She Campaign To Get Men Involved In Feminism"
  • The Kathleen Dunn Show, Wisconsin Public Radio [Radio], April 22 2013
    Contributor to conversation about the meaning of feminism in the 21st century.
  • Associated Press [Newspaper], March 3 2012
    Interview/Quotations, "You Tube Phenomenon Has Girls Asking: Am I Pretty?" by Leanne Italie
  • New York Times [Newspaper], October 21 2011
    Interview/quotations in "In Japan, A Trend to Make Straight Teeth Crooked" by Austin Considine
  • Medill Reports [Newspaper], March 4 2011
    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], February 2011
    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], November 2010
    Interview/Quotations, “Body Blow” by Karen Fanning
  • mtv.com [Internet], April 22 2010
    Interview/Quotations, “Does Having Low Self-Esteem Put Teen Girls At Risk For Pregnancy” by Rebecca Brown
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