2023 AEJMC Conference Program for CSW


Wednesday, July 26, 2023

2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET

CSW Business Meeting

Virtual Business Meeting lead by CSW head Mimi Perreault. Look for Zoom link via community email.


Tuesday, August 8, 2023

12:30 to 2 p.m. ET

Talking Back and Speaking Up: Women Challenge Bodily Control, Violence, and Stigma 

Digitized narratives on #MahsaAmini: Constructing a cyberfeminist movement on Tiktok, Laila Abbas, The American University in Cairo (AUC), *Menna Elhosary, The American University in Cairo 

Intersectionality theory as praxis: Inclusivity in gender-based violence organizations’ online messaging, *Mikayla Pevac, Pennsylvania State University

The Supreme Court is poised to overturn #RoeVWade and I’m mad as hell.”: A politically charged feminist discourse analysis, *Kelli Boling, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“Another thing we have to deal with”: Black women’s communication about pelvic floor disorders, *Jennifer Vardeman, University of Houston; *Felicia York, University of Houston 

“Perjurers, rapists, and zealots are ending abortion”: Sports journalists’ reaction to the loss of abortion rights, *Jessica Walsh, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; *Kelli Boling, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; *Jason Stamm, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; *Brian Petrotta, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

12 to 1:30 p.m. ET

Top Paper Panel

Influencer culture and nuanced feminist expressions: A content analysis of collegiate women athlete branding in the age of “name, image and likeness”, * Shannon Scovel, University of Tennessee Knoxville (First-place student paper)

MeToo movement’s dilemma: Is free speech really ‘free’?, * Shobha S V, Indiana University (Second-Place Student Paper)

Purity culture on YouTube: A thematic analysis of Christian-identifying lifestyle creators, *Macy Burkett, University of Kansas (Third-Place Student paper)

Exploring thematic features and sexual scripts in women's online pornography abstinence forums, * Xinyu Zhang, Kent State University, Silva David, Kent State University (First-place faculty-student paper)

Weibo use, nationalism, and anti-feminism—Does verbal aggressiveness reinforce stigmatization of feminists?, *Dongdong Yang, University of Connecticut; *Jiayun Ye, University of Wisconsin, Madison; *David Atkin, University of Connecticut (Second-place faculty-student paper)

Thursday, August 10, 2023

9:30 to 11 a.m. ET

Not All Roses and Unicorns: Questioning Postfeminist Notions

Women on the front lines: Coping with COVID-19 in journalism, media and communication education, *Mimi Perreault, University of South Florida; *Amber Roessner, University of Tennessee; *Jade Metzger, University of Northern Arizona; *Amonia Lois Tolofari, Bowling Green State University; *Chad Owsley, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Marginalization from female empowerment in consumer culture: Feminist standpoints from contemporary rural China, *Qingyue Sun, Drexel University

Perceived incompetent? The annihilation of women in critical national discourse in the Ghanaian Media, *Michael Ofori, Bowling Green State University; *Jessica Tuleassi, New Mexico State University; *Felicity Dogbatse, Bowling Green State University

From enchantment to disenchantment: A technofeminist analysis of women’s digital labor in China, *Yunyi Hu, Chinese of Hong Kong; Yuxuan Gu, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dissatisfied and frustrated in U.S. academia: Women faculty confront inequitable workloads, work/family/life conflict, and a toxic work environment before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, *Stine Eckert, Wayne State University, *Salam Aboulhassan, Wayne State University; *Keena Shante Neal, Wayne State University; *Fatima Albrehi, Wayne State University; *Nicole Gerring, Wayne State University; *Krista Brumley, Wayne State University

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

4:30 to 6 p.m. ET

Poster Session I

“Speech will be the business of men”: Digital violence targeting Lebanese women journalists, *Sarah El Richani, American University in Cairo

Wedding preparation of urban young women in China - Gender relations, Feminism Awareness and discourse analysis, *Yihan Liu, AFFILIATION?; *Keyang Zhao, AFFILIATION?

Perception of Gender Discrimination in Lebanese Sports Communication, *Sasha Matar, University of Florida; *Roxane Coche, University of Florida

The Hockey Mom and Attorney General: Coverage of Sarah Palin and Kamala Harris’ VP runs, *Andrea Hall, Middle Tennessee State University; *Lauren Furey, California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Kinky if needy, straight if well-off: A qualitative content analysis of women’s hair in magazine advertisements, *Sunah Lee, Florida State University

Commodity activism in China’s “Nothing but Thirty” and new gender regime, *Jun Xu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Motherhood empowerment in digital media: How is mommy blogs use associated with mental health of mothers of young children?, *Ran Feng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; *Lin Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; *Lianshan Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

The gray book: Digital ethnography of counter-narratives about women’s hair and aging on a Facebook microsite, *Jodi Friedman, University of Maryland; *Lindsey Anderson, University of Maryland


Wednesday, August 9, 2023

12 to 1:30 p.m. ET

Poster Session II

Miss-gendered: Does media portrayal of women candidates reinforce that men should still be in charge?, *Lauren Furey, California State Polytechnic University Pomona; *Andrea Hall, Middle Tennessee State University

(Re)negotiating identity and communication networks under political repression: Case of feminist activism in Hong Kong, *Mengzhe Feng, Chinese University of Hong Kong