Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Does Sexy Media Matter?

Have you seen my TED talk, Does Sexy Media Matter? In this talk I share how I got interested in studying sexualized media, what I’ve found in my research about … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why I study Media and its Effects on Children

In the past few years, my research interests have begun to focus on issues of social justice and equity. These range from studying how sexualized media impacts children and young … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

In pursuit of discovery: LEGO and girls

In this video, I talk about a study investigating gendered marketing of Lego blocks and possible implications for attitudes toward STEM in young girls. My undergraduate researcher,  Caitlyn Spain, a marketing … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Does Sexy Media Matter?

Last month I gave a TEDx talk at my university. I talked about my research into Sexualized media and how it effects children and adolescents. It was so fun to … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment
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