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Dr. Jane Marcellus

Associate Professor
Office: COMM 271B
Tel: 615/898.5282
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Dr. Jane Marcellus holds a Ph.D. in Media and Society from the University of Oregon, as well as master's degrees from Northwestern and the University of Arizona, and a bachelor's from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. A media historian, her research focuses on gender and journalism in the early 20th century, with particular interests in media representation of employed women and the relationship between gender and voice during the period when journalism was developing modern professional norms. She is the author of Business Girls and Two-Job Wives: Emerging Media Stereotypes of Employed Women (Hampton Press, 2011), a study of how employed women were portrayed in magazines during the interwar years. Her work has also been published in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, American Journalism, and Women's Studies—An Interdisciplinary Journal. She teaches qualitative research methods, media history, and writing. She is a former journalist. (PDF: 116 KB / 17 pages)