Four Communication and Digital Studies majors, Emma Baumgardner, Meaghan McIntyre, Anna Rinko, and Jamie McGuire, working under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Johnson-Young, presented on the panel “The Digital Communication of Gender: Exploring Pressing Issues and New Platforms of Communicating Gender Research” at the Virginia Association of Communication Arts & Sciences (VACAS) Conference being held at Radford University. Their session was very well attended, and a full 30 minutes of questions and discussion followed the panel’s presentations.
UMW CDS Student Panel Title: “The Digital Communication of Gender: Exploring Pressing Issues and New Platforms of Communicating Gender Research”
UMW CDS Student Panel Presentations:
- “A Normalized Cycle: Media’s Lasting Impact on Shaping Social Gender Norms” – Meaghan McIntyre, University of Mary Washington
- “Re-visualizing Gender Roles and Expectations in Popular Cinema” – Emma Baumgardner, University of Mary Washington
- “The Portrayals of Women in Popular Comedy: A Mixed Methods Approach” – Anna Rinko, University of Mary Washington
- “Gender, Diversity, and Disadvantages in the Workplace: An Intersectional Approach” – Jamie McGuire, University of Mary Washington