Academic Work

Academic Statement

Masters of Arts in Cultural Studies Conference

In her academic work Ruth Gregory focuses on issues of power and privilege in media representations and higher education pedagogy. She is currently interested in how shifts in technology are challenging and changing the divisionary lines between cinema studies, mass media, photography, art and new media studies. She also frequently writes about how we teach and talk about women and people of color in media courses.

At left: Masters of Arts in Cultural Studies Conference Presentation

Recent Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Cinema History
  • The Language of Cinema
  • Reel Research: Screenwriting and Scholarship
  • Express Yourself: Working in the Creative Industries
  • Reality Bytes: Introduction to Digital Humanities
  • Hollywood Shuffle: Exploring Power and Privilege in Cinema History
  • Video Production I & II
  • Screenwriting
  • The Documentary
  • Experimental Film
  • Editing I & II: Avid Media Composer
  • Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies

Other Papers and Presentations

  • Gregory, Ruth. “Women on Film: Using The Bechdel Test to Explore Male Privilege Across Disciplines.” University of Washington Teaching and Learning Symposium. April 2013. Bothell, Washington.
  • Gregory, Ruth.  “Adolescent Masculinity in Reaganite Teen Films.” Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. March 2013. Washington, DC.
  • Lerum, Kari, Ruth Gregory, Jayne Swift and Stephanie Wahabs. “ Hollywood Stripper Stories: Visions of Exotic Dancers from 1938-2010.” University of Washington Innovation Forum.  February 2013. Bothell, Washington.
  • Gregory, Ruth. “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” Shoreline Community College SBA Advocacy Workshops. November 2011. Shoreline, Washington.
  • Gregory, Ruth. “Orienting the Future through an Engagement with the Past: Cinema History Textbooks at the Celluloid Crossroads.” Masters of Arts in Cultural Studies Conference. May 2011. Bothell, Washington.
  • Gregory, Ruth. “The Historiography of Cinema History.” Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference. April 2011. San Antonio, Texas.

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