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.
In 2012, it
received the Emily Toth Award for Best Single Work in Women's Studies
from the PCA/ACA. It was also named finalist for the Frank Luther Mott -
Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism & Mass Communication Research Award.
Bronstein earned her BA and MA degrees in Communication from
Stanford University in 1989 and 1990. She completed her PhD 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. She was named a fellow with AEJMC's Institute for Diverse Leadership in 2015.
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.
Bronstein will also be serving as the College of Communication's Associate Dean for Enrollment and Strategic Planning starting Autumn, 2015.
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