Dr. Kathy Richardson received her Bachelor’s in Communication and
Philosophy and Religion from Shorter College. She went on to complete her M.A.
in Journalism and PhD. in Mass Communications at The University of Georgia. Dr.
Richardson is a professor in the Communication department most noted for her
Public Relations classes. She is joining the Women’s Studies faculty for the
Gender and Media course she will teach in Fall 2011.
How did you become interested in
Women's Studies and gender issues?
“My early jobs in communication gave me
the opportunity to observe the different ways in which men and women were
treated in the workplace. Then, my master’s thesis involved research into the
hiring and socializing of new journalists. Investigating the history of hiring
patterns and practices in the news industry—and how difficult it has been for
women to enter into and to advance in that area was a major stimulus for me.
One of the streams of research I’ve carried forward from that has been into how
women and children have been portrayed in advertising and broadcast
What is your favorite women's studies/feminist
blog or website?
The Geena Davis Institute which sponsors important research on girls and
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