SARAH PROJANSKY portrait
  • Associate Vice President for Faculty, Office for Faculty
  • Professor, Film & Media Arts Department
  • Professor, Gender Studies
  • Adjunct Professor, Communication
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Professional Service

  • Founding Member of Board of Directors, Women's Institute for Independent Social Enquiry (WiiSE). 2018 - present
  • Role: Member. Entity: Quarterly Horse: A Journal of [Brief] American Studies Editorial Board. 2016 - present
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Role: Chair. Kovács Book Award Committee. 2015 - 2016
  • Role: Member. Entity: Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Audio, Video, New Media, and Feminism Governing Board. 2015 - present
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Role: Member. Program Committee. 2014 - 2014
  • Entity: Nuray Pictures Video Textbook Reviewer. 2014 - 2014
  • Role: Member. Entity: Celebrity Studies Editorial Board. 2014 - present
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Role: Coordinator. Women's Caucus, Mentorship Program. 2013 - 2014
  • Role: Member. Entity: Cinema Journal Editorial Board. 2013 - 2017
  • Role: Co-Chair. Entity: Society of Cinema and Media Studies Women's Caucus. 2011 - 2013
  • Entity: Critical Studies in Media Communication Associate Editor. 2010 - 2016
  • Role: Member. Entity: Journal of Language and Social Psychology Editorial Board. 2009 - 2010
  • Role: Member. Entity: Subjectivity Editorial Board. 2007 - 2012
  • Entity: National Communication Association Role: Listserv Manager Critical and Cultural Studies Division. 2006 - 2011
  • Role: Member. Entity: National Communication Association Critical and Cultural Studies Division Award Committee. 2006 - 2008
  • Entity: Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies Associate Editor. 2005 - present
  • Role: Program Planner. Entity: National Communication Association Critical and Cultural Studies Division. 2004 - 2005
  • Role: Chair, Immediate Past Chair, Vice Chair. Entity: National Communication Association Critical and Cultural Studies Division. 2004 - 2007
  • Role: Chair. Entity: National Communication Association Critical and Cultural Studies Division Awards Committee. 2003 - 2004
  • Role: External Evaluator. Entity: Various Universities Tenure and Promotion. 2003 - present
  • Role: Member. Entity: Society for Cinema Studies Program Committee. 2002 - 2002
  • Role: Member. Entity: Society for Cinema Studies Dissertation Award Committee. 2002 - 2003
  • Entity: Journal of Sports and Social Issues Associate Editor. 2002 - present
  • Role: Member. Entity: Society for Cinema Studies Television Studies Interest Group Steering Committee. 2000 - 2003
  • Entity: Critical Studies in Media Communication Associate Editor. 2000 - 2004
  • Entity: Women's Studies in Communication Associate Editor. 2000 - present
  • Entity: Western Journal of Communication Associate Editor. 1996 - 1999
  • Entity: Alphaville, American Quarterly, Asian Women, Communication Monographs, Communication Theory, Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies, Feminist Media Studies, Girlhood Studies, Journal of Consumer Culture, Journal of Language and Social Psychology Essay Manuscript Reviewer. 1996 - present
  • Entity: Duke UP, I.B. Taurus, McGraw-Hill, New York UP, Oxford UP, Palgrave, Polity, Routledge, Rutgers UP, SUNY Press, University of California Press, University of Illinois Press, University of Massachusetts Press, Wesleyan UP Book Manuscript Reviewer. 1996 - present
  • Entity: National Women's Studies Association Journal, Race and Society, Sex Roles, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Social Research Methodology, Women's Studies International Forum Essay Manuscript Reviewer. 1996 - present

Internal Service

  • Pedestrian & Transportation Safety Working Group. Member, 2020 - present. service.
  • Senate Faculty Reviews Standards Committee. Interim Chair, 2019 - present. service.
  • Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Student Input in Retention, Promotion, & Tenure. Co-Chair, 2019 - present. service.
  • School for Cultural & Social Transformation New Faculty Mentoring Series, "Retention, Promotion, and Tenure". Presenter, 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Retention, Promotion, & Tenure Policy Review Committee. Member, 2018 - 2019. service.
  • Animation Search Committee, Department of Film & Media Arts. Member, 2018 - 2019. service.
  • Film & Media Arts Department RPT Committee. Chair, 2018 - 2019. service.
  • ad hoc Career-line, Adjunct, Visiting Faculty Appointment, Reappointment, Review, and Promotion Policy Revision Committee. Ex Officio, 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Senate ad hoc Committee on Centers, Institutes, and Bureaus 2. Member, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • Taft-Nicholson Center Artists' Colony Advisory Board. Member, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • Disability Studies/Gender Studies Faculty Search Committee. Member, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • BFA in Film & Media Arts, Animation Emphasis Development Committee. Member, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • Gender Studies Program RPT Committee. Chair, 2017 - 2019. service.
  • General Education Curriculum Committee. Member, 2017 - present. service.
  • College of Fine Arts Emerging Leaders Dinner. Mentor, 2017 - 2017. service.
  • Celebrate U Task Force. Member, 2016 - 2017. service.
  • Emerging Media Production Search Committee. Member, 2016 - 2017. service.
  • Internal Ethnic Studies Graduate Review Committee. Member, 2016 - 2016. service.
  • Ethnic Studies/Gender Studies School Planning Committee. Member, 2016 - 2016. service.
  • Associate Dean for Research Search Committee. Member, 2016 - 2016. service.
  • Continuing Education and Community Engagement (CECE) Taskforce. Member, 2015 - 2016. service.
  • Career-line Hiring Practices Ad Hoc Committee. Ex Officio, 2015 - 2016. service.
  • Faculty Counsel Committee. Ex Officio, 2015 - 2018. service.
  • Limiting Repeats and Withdrawal Committee. Member, 2015 - 2015. service.
  • School of Music Director Search Committee. Chair, 2014 - 2015. service.
  • Digital Media Faculty Search Committee. Member, 2014 - 2015. service.
  • Entertainment, Arts & Engineering Curriculum Revision Committee. Member, 2014 - 2014. service.
  • University Accreditation Team. Member, 2014 - 2015. service.
  • Accreditation Self-Study Team. Member, 2014 - 2015. service.
  • Leadership Minor Advisory Committee. Member, 2014 - 2018. service.
  • Learning Enhancement and Outcomes Assessment Committee. Member, 2014 - 2015. service.
  • CFA Research Dean. Support and encourage grant-getting, Run CFA External Funding Workshop Series, Liaison with OSP and other campus research deans. 2014 - 2016. service.
  • Curriculum Policy Review Board. Member, 2013 - 2018. service.
  • Dean's Cabinet. Member, 2013 - 2018. service.
  • Executive Committee. Member, 2013 - 2018. service.
  • Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs (CFA). [Promoted to "Senior" Associate Dean 07/01/2016]. 2013 - 2018. service.
  • College Council. Vice Chair, 2013 - 2018. service.
  • Career-line, Adjunct, and Visiting Faculty Review Policy Ad Hoc Committee. Ex Officio, 2013 - 2014. service.
  • College Retention, Promotion, and Tenure Committee. Ex Officio, 2013 - 2018. service.
  • College Curriculum Committee. Ex Officio, 2013 - 2018. service.
  • Faculty Research Awards Committee. Ex Officio, 2013 - 2018. service.
  • Chair, Curriculum Committee (Film & Media Arts). 2013 - 2013. service.
  • URC Faculty Research and Creative Grant Award. Reviewer, 2013 - 2013. service.
  • Reviewer, Faculty Research and Creative Grant Award (CFA). 2013 - 2013. service.
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Film & Media Arts. 2013 - 2013. service.
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, College of Social & Behavioral Science. 2013 - 2015. service.
  • Member, Gender Studies Graduate Certificate Planning Committee. 2013 - 2014. service.
  • Member, Editorial Board, StUdio (College of Fine Arts Magazine). 2012 - 2014. service.
  • Member, Faculty Excellence Awards Selection Committee (CFA). 2012 - 2012. service.
  • Member, Faculty Learning Community, Infusing Diversity in Courses Campus-Wide. 2012 - 2013. service.

Honors & Awards

  • Honorary Title of University Professor (2018-2020). University of Utah, 2018
  • Bonnie Ritter Book Award. "Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture". National Communication Association, Feminist and Women's Studies Division, 2015
  • Faculty Fellow. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, 2008
  • Outstanding Published Article Award. Vande Berg, Leah R., and Sarah Projansky. 2003. "Hoop Games: Narrativizing Identity in Televised Coverage of U.S. Professional Women's and Men's Basketball." In Case Studies in Sports Communication. Ed. Robert S. Brown and Daniel J. O'Rourke. Westport, CT: Greenwood. Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, 2004
  • Top Book Award. "Watching Rape: Film and Television in Postfeminist Culture," 2001, NYU Press. National Communication Association, Critical/Cultural Studies Division, 2002
  • Emily Toth Award for Excellence in Feminist Studies of Popular Culture. "Watching Rape: Film and Television in Postfeminist Culture," 2001, NYU Press. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Women's Caucus, 2002

Affiliations

  • Utah Women in Film (UT Women in Film), Member, 01/2014 - present
  • International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD), Member, 07/2013 - present
  • American Studies Association (ASA), Member, 01/2003 - present
  • National Communication Association (NCA), Member, 01/1997 - present
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), Member, Women's Caucus Mentorship Coordinator, 01/1988 - present

In the Media

  • Chicago Tribune Interview. Nina Metz, "Column: How Teen Comedies Like 'Superbad' Normalize Sexual Assault.". 2018.
  • Access Utah, UPR. 1 hour interview regarding media representations of sexual violence. 2018.
  • Lovrekovićm Mateja. Review of Sarah Projansky, Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture. Libri & Liberi: Journal of Research on Children's Literature and Culture (Croatia) 5.1: 246-248. 2016.
  • Lipkin, Elline. Review of Sarah Projansky, Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture. Women's Review of Books. 2015.
  • Gwynne, Joel. Review of Sarah Projansky, Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture. Women's Studies in Communication 38.1: 122-124. 2015.
  • Fairclough-Isaacs, Kristy. Review of Sarah Projansky, Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture. Celebrity Studies 6.4: 618-619. 2015.
  • Horrex, Emma. Review of Sarah Projansky, Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture. Journal of Gender Studies 24.6: 714-715. 2015.
  • Lewis, Melinda. Review of Sarah Projansky, Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture. Journal of Popular Film and Television 43.2: 94. 2015.
  • Shin, Gloria. Review of Sarah Projansky, Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture. Women's Studies 44: 580-584. 2015.
  • Weber, BR. Review of Sarah Projansky, Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture. Gender and Society: 1-3. 2015.
  • Keller, Jessalynn. Review of Sarah Projansky, Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture. Feminist Media Studies 15.1: 172-174. 2014.
  • Kurtin, Kate S. Review of Sarah Projansky, Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 91.3: 626-227. 2014.
  • Curtis, Audrey. Review of Sarah Projansky, Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture. San Francisco Book Review. http://citybookreview.com/spectacular-girls-media-fascination-and-celebrity-culture/. 2014.
  • Lacefield, Kristen. Review of Sarah Projansky, Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture. Studies in American Culture 37.1: 179. 2014.