REBECCA HAINS is an associate professor at Salem State University in Salem, Mass., where she teaches advertising and media studies. Her musings on children’s popular culture regularly appear at rebeccahains.wordpress.com and on the Christian Science Monitor’s popular Modern Parenthood blog. Rebecca has published her research about girls and media in various academic journals and anthologies, including Popular Communication and The International Journal of Girlhood Studies.
Rebecca has spoken about her research at more than 30 national and international conferences and events, including the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media in Los Angeles and the Prix Jeunesse International, a festival in Germany that promotes excellence in children’s television worldwide. She holds a Ph.D. in mass media and communication from Temple University in Philadelphia, as well as a B.A. from Emmanuel College and an M.S. from Boston University. She lives north of Boston with her husband and two children. To learn more about Rebecca Hains and her work, please visit RebeccaHains.com.