About Emilie Zaslow



Emilie Zaslow is an Associate Professor at Pace University in New York City.  She is the author of Playing with America’s Doll: A Cultural Analysis of the American Girl Collection and Feminism, Inc.: Coming of Age in Girl Power Media Culture.  Zaslow’s research focuses on media and the construction of gender identity.  She has published essays in various scholarly anthologies and peer-reviewed journals, including Women and Language, Girlhood Studies, Information, Communication, and Society, and The APA Handbook on the Psychology of Women. 

Zaslow’s earned her Ph.D. in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University, her M.A. in American Studies, with a concentration in Women’s Studies, from SUNY at Buffalo, and her B.A. in Women’s Studies from Oberlin College. 


Media Interviews


“Picture Perfect? Well, That’s Not the Point. Female Celebrities Are Shedding Their Makeup”

By Austin Considine, The New York Times, July 25, 2012

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“What feminism means in the 21st century”

Wisconsin Public Radio, April 22, 2013


“YouTube phenomenon has girls asking: Am I pretty?”

Associated Press, March 11, 2012


“Does Having Low Self-Esteem Put Teen Girls At Risk For Pregnancy”

by Rebecca Brown, mtv.com, April 22, 2010


“Japan's crooked-teeth 'Yaeba' trend: Imperfection said to add to sex appeal”

By Michael Walsh, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 7, 2012


“A Little Imperfection for That Smile?

By Austin Considine, The New York Times, October 21, 2011


“True-Life Teen Moms, Experts Say MTV’s ‘Reality’ Off The Mark”

By Jessica Isner, Annie Koval, and Lisa Paul, Medill Reports, March 4, 2011


“Lena Dunham Controversy: Is 'Hipster Sexism' What Has Everyone Up In Arms?”

By Barbara Herman, International Business Times, November 6, 2014


“Body Blow”

By Karen Fanning, Scholastic Choices, November/December 2010

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“UN Women Launches He For She Campaign To Get Men Involved In Feminism”

Wisconsin Public Radio, October 3, 2014