Carrie Rentschler

Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar of Feminist Media Studies, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University Director of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies

2002 – PhD Communications, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Carrie Rentschler’s research examines the relationship between media witnessing and citizenship, the gendered politics of fear and security, the media activism of social movements, mediated girlhoods, and feminist anti-violence work. Her first book analyzed how the U.S. victims’ rights movement translated a political discourse of secondary victimization into a set of media strategies for representing victims from the gendered perspectives of familial parent-child relations. Her current book project examines the social epistemology of the bystander problem and its cultural origins in the 1964 sexual assault and murder of Kitty Genovese.

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