About Pamela

Pamela Hill Nettleton is an award-winning academic, writer, and editor. She teaches media studies and communication at the University of St. Thomas, and also taught at Marquette University and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Her academic research on masculinity and domestic violence in media has been published in leading journals and academic texts, and has been cited in HuffPost.com, The New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and Ask Amy.

She writes popular press books, articles and essays, plays, scripts, and columns.

Her 25 books include Students Write The Darnedest Things, a biography of Shakespeare, and three series of children’s books.

Her award-winning essays and articles appear in MEL Magazine, Redbook, FamilyFun, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Better Homes & Gardens, Reader’s Digest magazines, the StarTribune, the Pioneer Press, Fine Gardening, Milwaukee Magazine, The Lutheran, Mpls/St Paul Magazine, Midwest Home & Design, U.S. Catholic, and Minnesota Monthly, among other web and print publications.

She writes a regular column on television and film for the national print and web magazine, U.S. Catholic.

Her scripts for symphonic concerts for young people have been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra and the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Her children’s video, “Nutcracker: The Untold Story,” performed by the Minnesota Orchestra and James Sewell Ballet, won Top Video of the Year from Child magazine and Best Video from Sesame Street. Her play, “The Labor Room,” received equity performances at theaters in Denver, St. Paul, and Rochester.

Before earning her doctorate, Dr. Nettleton was an award-winning magazine editor, writer, and author for 25 years, and was Editorial Director of Minnesota Monthly. Her post-9/11 masculinity work won the 2010 Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award.

She lives in the Midwest.