Maureen Asten, Ph.D.
Department of Communication
Scholarship in Women’s Studies – Selected journal publications/ book chapters/ books etc.
Lesbian Family Relationships: The Making of an Ethnographic Film Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., Westport, July 1997.
Scholarship in Women’s Studies – Selected conference presentations Lesbian Family Relationships: The Making of an Ethnographic Film
Paper and Video presentation accepted for the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, University of Missouri-St. Louis, June 1997
Poster presentation accepted for presentation at the Seventh Annual Women and Society Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, June 1997
Paper and panel presentation at the Annual New Mexico Women’s Studies Conference, University of New Mexico, March 1997
Intimate Relationships in Two Lesbian Families Living in American Society Video screening and discussion presented at the Console-ing Passions: Television, Video, and Feminism Conference, University of Washington, April 1995
The Documentary as Social Activism: Gay Marriage: The Fight for a Basic Human Rights.
Screening and Presentation accepted at Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference, Clark University, Worcester, MA, October 2007
Screening and Presentation accepted at The Popular Culture Association National Conference, Boston, MA, April 2007
Inside Out/Outside In: Women and Film Paper and panel presentation accepted for presentation at the Annual Oral History Association Conference, Buffalo, NY, October 1998
Alternative Ways of Seeing: Creating Images and Visualization to Communicate Empowerment, Gender, and a Feminist Post-Modern Perspective Poster presentation and discussion presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New York, NY, November 1998
Selected talks on campus, in the consortium, local community, related to Women’s Studies
Producer/Film Director, Gay Marriage: A Basic Civil Right, June 2006, Worcester, MA
This documentary explores the impact of the fight for gay marriage as a basic civil right for gay and lesbians teenagers and their families. This documentary gives life to voices of gay teenagers who are oppressed because of their sexual orientation. This film explores, the celebration of the legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts, as well as the struggle to keep their basic civil rights and the hate movement against them.
Co-Producer, The 2nd Annual Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Film Festival 1993-1994 Worcester, MA
Responsible for selecting 10 films for a five-day festival for the Worcester area community, as well as fund-raising, budgeting, and publicity. The festival drew an estimated 1000 viewers.