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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


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 .


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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