Caroline Leader, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Program: Communication Studies

Phone: 419-783-2459

Email: cleader@defiance.edu

Caroline Leader

TEACHING INTERESTS

Gender and media, media production, kids' media, media industries

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

Interviews of Mattel employees on the history of Disney princess dolls (2017-2018)
Interviews of preschooler's knowledge of Disney princesses (2016-2017)
Interviews of families' consumption or interest in Disney princesses (2016)
Interview of families' media consumption (2016)

PUBLICATIONS

Leader, Caroline F. "Dadvertising: Representations of Fatherhood in Procter & Gamble's Tide Commercials." Communication, Culture, and Critique, forthcoming 2019.

Leader, Caroline F. (2018). "Magical Manes and Untamable Tresses: (En)Coding Computer-Animated Hair for the Post-Feminist Disney Princess." Feminist Media Studies, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 1086-1101.

AWARDS & HONORS

Chancellor Dissertation Fellowship, 2017
Sites Award, 2017
Elizabeth Warner Risser Fellowship, 2016
Pearce Scholarship in Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture, 2015

ACADEMIC DEGREES

M.A. in Film and Media Studies, University of Texas at Austin (2011)