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Dr. Bonnie J. Dow          Communication Studies            Vanderbilt University

BONNIE DOW is Professor of Communication Studies and Dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Arts & Science at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Watching Women’s Liberation, 1970: Feminism’s Pivotal Year on the Network News ) and Prime-Time Feminism: Television, Media Culture, and the Women’s Movement Since 1970 .

Bonnie is co-editor of The Sage Handbook of Gender and Communication and of The Aunt Lute Anthology of U.S. Women Writers, Volume One: 17th –19th Centuries.  

Dow’s research interests include the rhetoric and representation of the first and second waves of feminism in the United States.

Bonnie earned her B.A. from Baylor University, M.A. from the University of Kansas and her  Ph.D from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Dow joined with Writer and Director Bill Persky, Writer and Creator Linda Bloodworth Thomason, and Actor Peter Bergman for the forum "Who Put The Funny In Feminism, a fascinating round table conversation about the influence of television on the Women’s Movement and American cultural shifts from the 1960’s until today.  

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