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Aviva Dove-Viebahn
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Ex officio member, Board of Directors


Aviva Dove-ViebahnBiography: Aviva Dove-Viebahn is an Honors Faculty Fellow in The Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. She is also the Website Content Manager for SCMS and an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors. Previously, she was an Adjunct Professor of Film Studies and Women's Studies at the University of Northern Colorado; she also freelances for Ms. Magazine.

Barrett, The Honors College
Arizona State University
PO Box 871612
Tempe, AZ 85287




Ph.D., Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester

M.A., Art History, University of Virginia

B.A., Theater and Biochemistry, Mary Baldwin College

Teaching and Research Interests: Film and Television Studies; Visual Culture and Rhetoric; Feminist and Queer Theory; New Media, Art and Culture

Selected Academic Publications:

"Through Space, Over a Cliff and Into a Trench: The Shifting Feminist Ideologies of Alien, Thelma and Louise, and G.I. Jane," in Scholarly Scott: The Culture and Philosophy of Ridley Scott, 203-218, edited by Adam Barkman, Ashley Barkman, and Nancy Kang (New York: Lexington Books, 2013).

"Mourning Becomes the Mad Men: Notes on Nostalgia,” Invisible Culture, Issue 17: "‘Where Do You Want Me to Start?’ Producing History through Mad Men,” (May 2012).

"Seeing is Believing: CSI, Serial Mortality and the Discourse of True Vision,” Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 38.1 (March 2012): 125-144.

"Embodying Hybridity, (En)gendering Community: Captain Janeway and the Enactment of a Feminist Heterotopia on Star Trek: Voyager,” Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 36.8 (December 2007): 597-618.

Selected Popular Publications:

"Living History: Two recent documentaries by women filmmakers illuminate icons Angela Davis and Alice Walker,” Ms. Magazine (print edition, Summer 2013): 42-45.

"‘Gay Girl in Damascus’: The Truly Despicable Part of the Whole Scandal,” The New Republic (online edition, 06/18/11)

"The ‘Art’ of Exploiting Cambodian Sex Workers,” Ms. Magazine (online edition, 04/18/11)

"Pop’s Diva Daughter as Primal Mother,” Ms. Magazine(online edition, 03/03/11)

"Sex, Lies and Ballet,” Ms. Magazine (online edition, 11/30/10)

"Feminism in a Mad World: Mad Men’s women remind us how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go,” Ms. Magazine (print edition, Summer 2010): 32-35.

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