Prof. em. Sue Lafky, Ph.D. - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Winter term 2002/2003

Sue Lafky was a professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa until her retirement in 2004. She received her Ph.D. in mass communications from Indiana University in 1990. In addition to her academic career, she published in different newspapers, including the Herald-Times, the Oregonian and the Sandy Post. Lafky was awarded by the Presidential Service Prize in 1995 and the Baskette Mosse Award for Faculty Development of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in 1996.

Areas of Expertise

  • Feminist and critical media
  • Pedagogy, gender and the news work force
  • Gender and popular culture

Courses and Lectures as Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor
Analyzing U.S. Television from a Feminist Perspective
Course, winter term 2002/03, Ruhr University Bochum

Gender, Race, and Class and US Television
Lecture, Feministische Winteruni, Ruhr University Bochum, 6 December 2002, 4 p.m., HGC 10

Selected Publications
Cohee, Gail E, Elizabeth Daumer, Theresa D. Kemp, Paula M. Krebs and Sue A. Lafky. Eds. 1998. The Feminist Teacher Anthology: Pedagogies and Classroom Strategies. New York: Teacher’s College Press.

Lafky, Sue, Margaret Duffy, Mary Steinmaus and Dan Berkowitz. 1996. Looking through Gendered Lenses: Female Stereotyping in Advertisements and Gender Role Expectations. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 73 (2): 379–388.

Lafky, Sue A. 1994. Teaching the Ideologically Unreliable: A Challenge for Mass Communication Educators. Journal of Communication Inquiry 18 (2): 108–120.

Lafky, Sue A. 1995. Feminist Media Studies. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 72 (3): 737–738.