Media-Ready Feminism; and High School Safety—4.28.18


We’ve got class. We spoke with Andrea Press, internationally known for her scholarship on the cultural impact of the U.S. media. Charlottesville High School principal Eric Irizarry talked with us about gun violence, school safety, and the creative ways his school is making students feel welcome.


Andrea Press is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Media Studies and Sociology at the University of Virginia. She is known for her scholarship on the cultural impact of the U.S. media—specifically regarding feminist issues and members of different social classes. We spoke about “Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism,” her upcoming book, as well as her current research the “What Is Consent” project. Her recent books include: Feminist Reception Studies in a Post-Audience Age Media and Class: TV, Film, and Digital Culture, and the Handbook of Contemporary Feminism.

We spoke with Eric Irizarry, Charlottesville High School’s principal about how he navigates his role in the increasingly complex world of high school. We focused on school safety, student mental health, the ways his school copes with gun violence, and the creative ways the school supports students.

(Pictured above l to r: Eric Irizarry, Andrea Press)


Andrea Press
Feminist Reception Studies in a Post-Audience Age
Media and Class: TV, Film, and Digital Culture
Handbook of Contemporary Feminism

Eric Irizarry
Charlottesville High School

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