Stacy L. Smith and Marc Choueiti
Stacy L. Smith’s (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1999) research focuses on children’s responses to mass media portrayals (television, film, video games) of violence, gender and hypersexuality. Her studies—funded by the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and by Geena Davis’s “See Jane” program—have been written about widely in the popular press, and she also co-edited an essay in Maria Shriver’s book, A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything. For the last five years, she has worked with a team of undergraduate and graduate students to assess portrayals of males and females in popular media.
Marc Choueiti (M.A., University of Southern California) is the project administrator for Stacy Smith’s Media, Diversity, and Social Change initiative at the Annenberg School and has published multiple reports with her. He is currently working on three gender-related content projects.
A new study from researchers at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism shows that females remain less visible and less valued than males in top feature films—both in front of and behind the camera. More »