Honors Faculty Fellow
|OFFICE||Sage South 162|
Aviva Dove-Viebahn, who received her PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester in 2010 and has an MA in Art History from the University of Virginia, joined Barrett as an Honors Faculty Fellow in 2012. She is also an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors and Website Content Manager for the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
Previously, Dr. Dove-Viebahn taught film, women’s studies, and the interdisciplinary humanities (as part of the Life of the Mind program) at the University of Northern Colorado. Her research is also avidly interdisciplinary, with her interests including contemporary visual art and new media; gender and its representation in popular culture; community formation; and the role of the spectator in our digital age. Her dissertation, supported in part through an American Association of University Women fellowship, interrogated how the popularity and pervasiveness of television in the past half-century has significantly influenced the ways we approach and interpret all visual objects in Western culture, from art and film to television and the internet.
In her published work, she’s explored such diverse topics as violence and the gaze in CSI, nostalgia in Mad Men, and queer visibility on The L Word. She is currently co-editing an anthology on the revival of the musical genre in contemporary screen culture, for which she is contributing an essay on Lady Gaga’s cinematic allusions and genre pastiche. In addition to her academic pursuits, Dr. Dove-Viebahn is a regular contributor to Ms. Magazine, writing articles on new media, television and art for both their print magazine and online blog.