Carolyn Bronstein is an award-winning teacher and scholar who teaches in both our Public Relations and Advertising
and Media Studies
programs. Her research investigates questions of media representation and social responsibility, with an emphasis on gender, and has been published in a range of academic journals such as Violence Against Women
, Camera Obscura
, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
and Journalism & Mass Communication Monographs
Bronstein earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Communication from Stanford University in 1989 and 1990. She completed her Ph.D. in Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001. She was the recipient of the 2002 Nafziger-White Dissertation Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Communication for the Outstanding Dissertation in Journalism and Mass Communication. DePaul University honored Bronstein with a prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010. In 2012, DePaul University honored Bronstein with its highest award in recognition of distinguished research, the Spirit of Inquiry Award.
Area(s) of specialization and interest: American women's media history, feminism and pornography, advertising and gender representation, feminism and news, advertising criticism.
Professional organizations: AEJMC, ICA, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, American Historical Association.
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