Worcester State University
Women's Studies

 

Julie Frechette, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Communication

           

Office: L-328

Phone: 508-929-8814


Email:  jfrechette@worcester.edu

Scholarship in Women’s Studies – Selected journal publications/ book chapters/ books etc.

Frechette, J. (Forthcoming). The politics of mediated representation. In R. Campbell, B. Fabos, J. Frechette, D. Gomery, J. Jensen (Eds.), Media in Society. Boston: Bedford St. Martin.

Frechette, Julie D. (Spring, 2001). Living Outside the TV Box: Debunking the Pop-Cultural Myth of the ‘Super Mom.’  Conference Proceedings.  Boston: MA: American Association of University Women (AAUW).

 

Frechette, Julie D. and Bechtel, Lynn (1999). Media Literacy and Gender Equity Curriculum. Boston: MA: Department of Education Printing Office: Western Area Vocational Gender Equity Center.

 
Frechette, Julie D. (1995).  Tonya Harding and ‘Femininity:’” A Media Orgy. CommOddities: A Journal of Communication and Culture, 2 (1), pp. 55-63.  Amherst, MA: Center for the Study of Communication.

Scholarship in Women’s Studies – Selected conference presentations

 

OXFORD UNIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM ON WOMEN IN THE ACADEMY: PROSPECTS AND PROMISES Oxford, England. July, 2009 Refereed Paper and Grant Award: Gender Equity in Academia.

NATIONAL WOMEN’S STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

Oakland, California. June 2006 Refereed paper selected: Comparing the political and economic sources of online “Girl Power.”

CONSOLE-ING PASSIONS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FEMINISM, TELEVISION, VIDEO, NEW MEDIA AND AUDIO Milwaukee, Wisconsin. May 2006 Refereed paper selected: Lipstick, shopping, dieting and sex? Challenging corporate co-optation of "girl power" online.

 

NEW ENGLAND POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Worcester, MA. November 2003 Refereed paper selected for panel on Popular Culture, Websites, and WebZines.

 

NATIONAL WOMEN’S STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE New Orleans, Louisiana.   June 2003. (Refereed) “Pursuing Feminist Scholarship through a Pedagogy of Everyday Life.”

 

ALLIANCE FOR A MEDIA LITERATE AMERICA / NATIONAL MEDIA EDUCATION CONFERENCE Austin, Texas. June 2001 (Refereed) “Exploring Teen Voices On-Line: Using Media Literacy to Compare Websites for Young Women.”

 

NATIONAL COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE New York City. November 1998 Violence Against Women: A Narrative Analysis of The Clothesline Project

 

NATIONAL COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Chicago. November 1997 Hillary Rodham-Clinton and Elizabeth Dole: Working Together to Re-define the role of the First Lady

GRADUATE STUDENTS ADDRESS WOMEN’S LIVES CONFERENCE UMass, Amherst. April 1995 Tonya Harding and “Femininity”: A Media Orgy

Selected talks on campus, in the consortium, local community, related to WS

THE MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN SYMPOSIUM

Tuckerman Hall, Worcester, MA, May 2007 Discussion panelist for televised 30th Anniversary celebration of Massachusetts Commission on Status of Women co-sponsored by the Colleges of Worcester Consortium and the UniverCity Project.

 

CELEBRATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS-COMMUNITY SERVICE Mechanics Hall, April 2007 Author and representative for WSC Women’s Studies Program Initiative, Finalist for the George I. Alden College Service Award.

UNDERSTANDING GENDER AND MEDIA AS PARENTS – GUEST SPEAKER

Mayo Elementary School, PTO, Holden, MA, April 2006

 

12TH ANNUAL MASS STATEWIDE UNDERGRADUATE CONFERENCE, FACULTY SPONSOR Boston, MA. April 2006 Supervised student honors thesis and independent study entitled, “The History of Women’s Rights in America.”

 

PUBLIC HEARING ON ADVANCING WOMEN TO WAGE EQUALITY MASS COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN YWCA, Worcester, MA. November 2006

Presenter: Advancing Women to Wage Equality

25TH ANNIVERSARY DAYBREAK BREAKFAST AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONFERENCE

INNOVATION TO POLICY: CREATING SOCIAL CHANGE College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. October 20, 2003. *Panel Session Chair: “Prevention Education Response”

PANEL RESPONDENT FOR WORCESTER FILM SCREENING OF IRON JAWED ANGELS Bijou Community Cinema,Worcester  MA, October 2004

 

WSC OCTOBER MONTH WITHOUT VIOLENCE Worcester State College, Worcester, MA, October 2000-2006

 

HOW ADVERTISING & MEDIA SHAPE OUR VIEWS OF MEN & WOMEN Shutesbury Town Hall, Shutesbury, MA, November 9, 2002

TRANSITIONS IN WOMEN’S LIVES: EDUCATION AND WORK Salem State College, Salem, MA, April 28, 2001 (Refereed) "Doctoral Dissertations, Disciplines, and Dirty Diapers: The Art of Balancing Scholarship and Mothering in Higher Education."

ENGENDERING KNOWLEDGE: DEVELOPMENTS IN WOMEN’S STUDIES Worcester State College, Worcester, MA, March 22, 2001 “Media Literacy Strategies for Gender Equity.”

 

ACTIVISION CONFERENCE: REPRESENTATION AND SELF-EXPRESSION IN LOCAL MEDIA LITERACY PROJECTS: WOMEN’S AND YOUNG GIRLS ‘ZINES UMass, Amherst, MA, April 2000

 
 
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