Maxim is a Bully: Making Women the Victim for Male Pleasure
National Communication Association, Chicago, November 2014

Lady Killers: When Women Shoot Back
National Communication Association. Washington, D.C., November 2013

Boys Clubs on Male-Centered Television
Gender Resource Center Marquette University. Milwaukee, February 2013

Television Boys’ Clubhouses As Wedding Chapel: Marrying My Best Friend
Nieman Conference. Milwaukee, October 2012

Envisioning Conception: Fallopian Gender Politics on YouTube
Visual Culture Division, Cultural Studies Association. San Diego, March 2012
National Communication Association. New Orleans, November 2011

Bridging the Dichotomy: The Emergency of the Transgendered Figure in Male-Centered Television
National Communication Association. San Francisco, November 2010

‘Let’s Boil!’ v. ‘Let’s Roll!’: The Erasure of the Heroism of Female Rescue Workers in 9/11
Union for Democratic Communications. State College, Pennsylvania, October 2010

Rescuing Men: The New Post-9/11 Television Masculinity
Console-ing Passions Conference on Audio, Video, New Media, and Feminism, Eugene, Oregon, April 2010

Look! Up in the Sky! The Erasure of the Heroic Labor of Women in 9/11 Media Representations
National Communication Association. Chicago, November 2009

Asking the Wrong Question in
New Feminist Thinking about Violence and Women
National Communication Association. San Diego, November 2008

Rescue Me: The Political Incorrectness of Being Male in
Pop Progression? Contemporary Characterizations of Race and Gender in Primetime Television
National Communication Association. Chicago, November 2007


Brave Sperm, Demure Eggs:
How the Media Make Gender (Non)Sense
St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, October 2013
Spoke at and with classes in theater, gender studies, communication, writing, and journalism, and presented a public lecture on domestic violence coverage in media.

Making Men: Masculinity in the Media
Introduction to Electronic Communication
University of Minnesota, 2009

Equality or Kid Gloves? Ethnicity and Women in Magazine Advertisements
Journalism Department, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, 2007.

What editors want and definitely don’t
The Loft and Minnesota Magazine Publisher’s Association, Minneapolis, 2007.

Covered in Laurels: On Tour with the Minnesota Orchestra
The Loft and Minnesota Magazine Publisher’s Association, Minneapolis, 2007.

Getting Published and Working with Editors
University of Minnesota, 2007.

Gender and Race in International Magazines
University of Minnesota, 2005, 2006.

Breaking Into Freelance Writing
University of Minnesota, 2004.


Marquette University

Media In Society COMM1200
Media And the “Other” COMM4550/5550
Narrative Non-Fiction Reporting JOUR 4160/5160
Freelance Feature Writing JOUR4953/5953
Covering the Arts JOUR4293/5293
Critical Writing About the Arts JOUR4130/5130
Freelance Writing JOUR4953/5953
Feature Writing JOUR 4120/5120
Reporting JOUR2100
News Media Writing JOUR1100

Independent Studies
Freelance Writing for 9 Students
Writing Reviews of Popular Literature
Freelance Writing in the Corporate Setting
Essay Writing for Publication

University of Minnesota

Magazine Writing JOUR3171 
Introduction to Public Speaking COMM1101 
Media Literacy: Decoding Media Images & Messages COMM3263


Academic Publications

Lady Killers: A Twenty-Year study of Magazine Coverage of Women Who Kill Their Abusers
Dangerous Discourses: Gender, Women, and Gun Violence, Aug 2016
Edited by Catherine Squires, with Mary Vavrus, Carol Stabile, Gayatri Devi, Patricia Sotirin, Margaret Rhee, and Rachel Griffin. Peter Lang.
Finalist for the AEJMC Tankard Book Award
Finalist for the NCABonnie Ritter Book Award in Feminist/Women Studies in Communication, National Communication Association

No Girls Allowed: Television Boys’ Clubs as Resistance to Feminism
Television and New Media, electronic publication, Feb 2016
Television and New Media, Vol. 17, No. 7, print, Nov 2016

Hanging With the Boys: Homosocial Bonding and Heterosexual Coupling in Nip/Tuck and Boston Legal
Screening Images of Masculinity in the Age of Post-Feminism, 2015
Edited by Elizabeth Abele. Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield: New York.

Stop the Press: New Media, Same Old Imbalances in News Coverage
Communication Review, 18(2), 1- 19, Spring 2015

Brave Sperm and Demure Eggs: Fallopian Gender Politics on YouTube
Feminist Formations, Vol. 27, Issue 1, 25-45, Spring 2015

Domestic Violence in Men’s and Women’s Magazines: Women are Guilty of Choosing the Wrong Men, Men are Not Guilty of Hitting Women
Women’s Studies in Communication, Vol. 34, Issue 2, Nov 2011


Silencing the Female Voice: The Cyber Abuse of Women on the Internet
Book chapter, The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies, 2017
Editors Scott A. Eldridge II & Bob Franklin.

She’s a 10, He’s a 2: Gender Inequity in Physical Representation in Playboy Cartoons Over Five Decades
Race, Gender, Class and Media, 4th Edition, Rebecca Lind, Ed. 2018