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Aviva Dove-Viebahn
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Aviva Dove-Viebahn is a former Board Member and WCM.This page is for archival purposes only; therefore, her bio may not be current.
Ex officio member, Board of Directors and Web Content Manager, 2012-2019


Aviva Dove-ViebahnBiography: Aviva Dove-Viebahn is an Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of English at  Arizona State University and Contributing Editor, Scholar Writing Program for Ms. Magazine. She is the Website Content Manager for SCMS and an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors.

Arizona State University
PO Box 871401
Tempe AZ 85287-1401



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:

“Cassandra Revisited: River Tam, Hysteria, and the Politics of Ecstatic Revenge,” in Serenity: Essays on Joss Whedon's "Big Damn Movie," edited by Frederick Blichert (McFarland Press, 2018).

Co-editor with Karon Jolna, Gender, Race and Class: From the Pages of Ms. Magazine, 1972-Present. Los Angeles: Ms. Magazine and the Feminist Majority Foundation, 2015.

"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:

“Why We Need SNL to Survive the Next Four Years," Ms. Magazine (online, 12/07/16)

“The Abuse of Leslie Jones Shows Us How Tokenism Sets the Stage for Hate,” Ms. Magazine (online, 08/30/16)

“Still Fighting For Equality: A new documentary explains why we need the Equal Rights Amendment now,” Ms. Magazine (print, Spring 2016): 34-35.

“What Does the Female Gaze Look Like: an interview with Jill Solloway,” Ms. Magazine (print, Spring 2015): 24-25.

“Pockets of Resistance: A new documentary tells the story of the New Jersey 4, mishandled by the justice system and crucified by the media,” Ms. Magazine (print, Fall 2014): 48-49.

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

"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 , Summer 2010): 32-35.

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