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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Presentations

  • "A Conversation with Anna Akana" (YouTube celebrity). David P. Gardner Lecture. UtahPresents. University of Utah. February 5, 2019. , Presented, 2019.
  • "Celebrity Workshop." With Sharon Swart (journalist) and Nicole Brending (filmmaker). Slamdance Film Festival. Park City, UT. , Presented, 2019.
  • "Mainstreaming Anti-Rape Activism: Title IX and the College-Girl Hero." Beloved Consumers, Fraught Cyphers: Young People, Material Culture, and Media History (Faculty Colloquium). University of Pittsburgh. , Presented, 2016.
  • "From Documentary to Fictional Realism: Mira Nair's Documentary Roots, Fictional Home, and Production Politics." With Kent A. Ono. Annual Race and Media Conference. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. , Presented, 2015.
  • "Sexual Violence in Popular Culture: Pervasive, Generative, and Sometimes Feminist?" School of the Art Institute of Chicago, invited talk. , Presented, 2014.
  • "The History of Sexual Violence in Film." International Women's Film Festival. Rehovot, Israel.. , Presented, 2011.
  • Moderator. "Carmen Inside Out" Audience Talkback, with Kirstin Chávez. UtahPresents, Kingsbury Hall. University of Utah. Other, Presented, 2018.
  • Workshop Participant. "Gender in Independent Cinema: Past, Present, and Future." SCMS. Chicago, IL. Other, Presented, 2017.
  • Workshop Participant. "Mapping New Methodological Approaches to Girls' Film and Media Studies." SCMS. Montreal, Canada. Other, Presented, 2015.
  • Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS). Seattle, WA. , Presented, 2019.
  • "What We Publish Matters: Sexual Violence in Film and Media (Journals)." Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS). Seattle, WA. , Presented, 2019.
  • "Girls in the Film Franchise: Background, Sidekick, Ensemble Member, Hero, Celebrity." Media Industries Conference. London, UK. , Presented, 2018.
  • "Media, Feminism, and the Shifting Relationships among Title IX, Consent, and Sexual Violence, January 20, 2017 - present." Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS). Toronto, Canada. , Presented, 2018.
  • "From Pro-Equality to Anti-Sexual Violence: The Feminist Logics of Title IX in Policy and Media." National Communication Association. Dallas, TX. , Presented, 2017.
  • "Girls, Gender, Celebrity, and the Contemporary Blockbuster Film Franchise." International Communication Association. Fukuoka, Japan. , Presented, 2016.
  • "Finding Gender in Media Franchising." International Girl's Studies Association Inaugural Conference. University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. , Presented, 2016.
  • "The Star in the Franchise: Jennifer Lawrence, Kristin Stewart, and Celebrity Gendering in Contemporary Film Franchises." Celebrity Studies Journal Bi-annual Conference. University of London, Royal Holloway. , Presented, 2014.
  • "Who is the 21st Century Girl?: Girls' Studies and the Franchise-able Girl." National Communication Association. Washington, DC. , Presented, 2013.
  • "Defining the Franchise-able Girl." Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, IL. , Presented, 2013.
  • "Defining the Girl Celebrity." Inaugural Celebrity Studies Journal Conference. Deakin University, Burwood. Melbourne, Australia. December, 2012. , Presented, 2012.
  • "A Different Kind of Spectacular Girl: Sakia Gunn's Life and Death in the Local and Alternative Press." National Communication Association (NCA). Orlando, FL. , Presented, 2012.
  • "Producing a Black Athletic Girlhood: Venus Williams, Live Coverage, and Possibilities for Reading Anti-Racism in Mainstream Mass Media." NCA. New Orleans, LA. , Presented, 2011.
  • "Public Debate and 21st Century U.S. Girl Films: From Cady, to Olive, to Juno, to Precious." Cultural Studies and the Popular. American University in Paris. Paris, France. , Presented, 2011.
  • "Debating the Girl Hero: Contentious Media Attention, Optimistic Feminist Analysis, and 21st Century Film." SCMS. New Orleans, LA. , Presented, 2011.
  • "'Where's the Outrage, Where's the Coverage?': Sakia Gunn and the Possibility of a Queer African American 'Cover Girl.'" NCA. San Francisco, CA. , Presented, 2010.
  • "Feminist Girls' Media Studies and the Politics of (the Study of) Representation." SCMS. Los Angeles, CA. , Presented, 2010.

Publications

  • Projansky, Sarah (date unknown). Watching Rape: Film and Television in Postfeminist Culture. New York: New York University Press.. Accepted, .
  • Sarah Projansky (date unknown). Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture. New York: New York University Press, 2014.. Accepted, .
  • Projansky, Sarah (date unknown). "Girls' Sexualities in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Universe: Feminist Challenges and Missed Opportunities." In Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender and Contemporary Popular Cinema. Ed. Hilary Radner and Rebecca Stringer. New York: Routledge. 93-109.. Accepted, .
  • Projansky, Sarah (date unknown). "Mass Magazine Cover Girls: Some Reflections on Postfeminist Girls and Postfeminism's Daughters." In Interrogating Postfeminism: Gender and the Politics of Popular Culture. Ed. Diane Negra and Yvonne Tasker. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 40-72.. Accepted, .
  • Projansky, Sarah (date unknown). "Gender, Race, Feminism, and the International Girl Hero: The Unremarkable U.S. Popular Press Reception of Bend It Like Beckham and Whale Rider." In Youth Culture in Global Cinema. Ed. Timothy Shary and Alexandra Seibel. Austin: University of Texas Press. 189-206.. Accepted, .
  • Valdivia, Angharad (date unknown). Valdivia, Angharad, and Sarah Projansky. "Feminism and/in the Media." In The Gender and Communication Handbook. Ed. Bonnie J. Dow and Julia Wood. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 273-296.. Accepted, .
  • Projansky, Sarah (date unknown). Projansky, Sarah and Kent A. Ono. "Making Films Asian American: Shopping for Fangs and the Discursive Auteur." In Authorship and Film. Ed. David A. Gerstner and Janet Staiger. New York: Routledge. 263-280.. Accepted, .
  • Vande Berg, Leah (date unknown). Vande Berg, Leah, and Sarah Projansky. "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. 27-49.. Accepted, .
  • Projansky, Sarah (date unknown). Projansky, Sarah, and Leah Vande Berg. "Sabrina, the Teenage . . . ? Girls, Witches, Mortals, and the Limitations of Prime-Time Feminism." In Fantasy Girls: Navigating the New Universe of Science Fiction and Fantasy Television. Ed. Elyce Rae Helford. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. 13-40.. Accepted, .
  • Projansky, Sarah (date unknown). Projansky, Sarah and Kent A. Ono. "Strategic Whiteness as Cinematic Racial Politics." In Whiteness: The Communication of Social Identity. Ed. Thomas K. Nakayama and Judith Martin. Newbury Park, CA: Sage. 149-174.. Accepted, .
  • Projansky, Sarah (date unknown). "Shifting Bodies, Changing Texts: Representing Teenage Womanhood on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." In Critical Approaches to Television. Ed. Leah R. Vande Berg, Lawrence A. Wenner, and Bruce E. Gronbeck. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 315-335.. Accepted, .
  • Projansky, Sarah (date unknown). "When the Body Speaks: Deanna Troi's Tenuous Authority and the Rationalization of Federation Superiority in Star Trek: The Next Generation Rape Narratives." In Enterprise Zones: Critical Positions on Star Trek. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. 33-50.. Accepted, .
  • Sarah Projansky (date unknown). From Pro-Equality to Anti-Sexual Violence: The Feminist Logics of Title IX in Policy and Media. Routledge. Accepted, .
  • Sarah Projansky (date unknown). "From Documentary to Fictional Realism: Mira Nair's Documentary Roots, Fictional Home, and Production Politics.". Edinburgh University Press. Accepted, .
  • Harrison, Taylor (date unknown). Harrison, Taylor, Sarah Projansky, Kent A. Ono, and Elyce Rae Helford, eds. 1996. Enterprise Zones: Critical Positions on Star Trek. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Accepted, .
  • Projansky, Sarah (date unknown). "Rihanna's Closed Eyes." Velvet Light Trap 65: 71-73. Accepted, .
  • Projansky, Sarah (date unknown). "Teaching through Feelings and Personal Beliefs: 9/11 as Case Study." Cinema Journal 43.2: 105-109. Accepted, .
  • Projansky, Sarah (date unknown). "The Elusive/Ubiquitous Representation of Rape: A Historical Survey of Rape in U.S. Film, 1903-1972." Cinema Journal 41.1: 63-90. Accepted, .
  • Projansky, Sarah (date unknown). "Girls Who Act like Women Who Fly: Jessica Dubroff as Cultural Troublemaker." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 23.3: 771-807. Accepted, .
  • Jessalynn Keller (date unknown). Keller, Jessalynn, Morgan Blue, Mary Celeste Kearney, Kirsten Pike, and Sarah Projansky. 2015. "Mapping New Methodological Approaches to Girls’ Media Studies: Reflections from the Field." Journal of Children and Media. 9.4: 528-535. Accepted, .
  • Sarah Projansky (date unknown). "Politicized Pragmatics." Women's Studies in Communication. 37: 249-253. Accepted, .
  • Cole, CL (date unknown). Cole, C.L., and Sarah Projansky. "Between Street Culture and Global Sport: Double Dutch's Turning Points." Oppositional Conversations 1.1. http://cargocollective.com/OppositionalConversations_Ii/Between-Street-Culture-and-Global-Sport-Double-Dutch-s-Turning-Points-1. Accepted, .
  • Projansky, Sarah (date unknown). Chapter Two, "The Postfeminist Context: Popular Redefinitions of Feminism, 1980 - Present," translated into Czech. "Postfeministicky kontext. Redefinice feminismu v populární kulture od roku 1980 do dneska." Iluminace: Casopis Pro Teorii, Historii a Estetiku Filmu (The Journal of Film Theory, History, and Aesthetics) 20.4 (2008): 85-111. Accepted, .
  • Sarah Projansky (date unknown). Review of Susan Macmillan, Girls Moving Beyond Myth; Sut Jhally, Understanding Hookup Culture: What's Really Happening on College Campuses; and Tahani Rached, These Girls (El-Banate Dol). Films for the Feminist Classroom. 5.2. Accepted, .
  • Sarah Projansky (date unknown). Review of Philip Green, Cracks in the Pedestal: Ideology and Gender in Hollywood. Women's Studies International Forum 22.3: 389-390. Accepted, .
  • Sarah Projansky (date unknown). Review of Lisa Cuklanz, Rape on Trial: How the Mass Media Construct Legal Reform and Social Change. Quarterly Journal of Speech 83.4: 476-477. Accepted, .