Faculty

Rhonda Hammer


Continuing Lecturer, Gender Studies


Contact Information

Email    rhammer@ucla.edu
Office  1120 Rolfe Hall
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Rhonda Hammer received her MA in Communications from Simon Fraser University and her Ph.D. in Sociology from York University in Canada. She is currently a Lecturer in Gender Studies, Social Science & Comparative Education and Cinema & Media Studies at UCLA, as well as a Research Scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women. Dr. Hammer’s research is in the areas of feminisms, cultural studies, sociology, engaged pedagogy, critical media literacy and the politics of representation in film, television and new media, and she has published numerous articles, chapter and books on these subjects. This includes her co-edited 2009 anthology, Media/Cultural Studies: Critical Approaches, which describe and analyzes dimensions of contemporary media, consumer, and digital culture. In an earlier 2002 book, Antifeminism and Family Terrorism: A Critical Perspective, Dr. Hammer examines the media backlash against women and feminism, within the larger context of violence against women, children and the elderly in both local and global domains. Rhonda has been teaching in departments of Gender Studies, Education, Film, Sociology, and Communication’s for many years at a number of Canadian and US universities, including USC and UCLA. Dr. Hammer incorporates both theory and practice in many of her classes, especially those in video and new media production, which she has taught in various incarnations since the late 1970’s. Students with little, if any, production experience have been producing remarkable short documentaries and montages for over 10 year, some of which have been chosen for screening at film festivals. These courses find their basis in Dr. Hammer’s own long term experiences in grassroots and educational freelance and contractual video production, in which she has worked in a variety of capacities, including camera, editing, directing and producing.

Selected Publications

Media/ Cultural Studies: Critical Approaches, co-edited with Douglas Kellner. New York:  Peter Lang, 2009

Anti-Feminism and Family Terrorism: A Critical Feminist Perspective, Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2002.


Book Chapters, Scholarly Articles, Entries in Encyclopedias

“Critical Media Literacy as Engaged Pedagogy.” Journal of E-Learning and Digital Media 8 (4) 2011 - http://www.wwwords.co.uk/elea/

“Third Wave Feminisms, Sexualities, and the Adventures of the Posts,” co-authored with Douglas Kellner in Women in the Public Sphere.  Edited by Eve-Alice Roustang-Stoller. New York:  Palgrave Macmillian, 2009: 219-234

“Globalization, Militarism and Terrorism: Making Connections With Patriarchy and Colonization in Le Patriarcat et Les institutions Américaines Etudes Comparee. Edited by Francis McCollum Feeley, Chambéry: l'Universié de Savoie, 213-227: 2009. (Republished Journal article).

“This Won’t Be on the Final: Reflections on Teaching Media Literacy” in Media/ Cultural Studies:  Critical Approaches, co-edited with Douglas Kellner. New York: Peter Lang, 2009: 164-193.

“The Gospel According to Mel Gibson: Critical Reflections on The Passion of the Christ,” co-authored with Douglas Kellner in Christotainment: Selling Jesus through Popular Culture.  Edited by Shirley Steinberg and Joe Kinchloe. Boulder: Westview Press, 2009: 83-115. (Revised and expanded Journal article).

"Globalization and Critical Feminisms: Post 9/11" in Education, Globalization, and the State, in the Age of Terrorism. Edited by Michael Peters. Paradigm Press: Boulder, 2005: 95-109

"Third Wave Feminism" in Contemporary Youth Culture: An International Encyclopedia, Volume 2. Edited by Shirley Steinberg, P. Parma, and B. Richard. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2005: 510-516.

“Postcolonialism” in Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Edited by George Ritzer. Thousand Oaks and London: Sage, 2004: 576-578.

“Militarism and Family Terrorism: A Critical Feminist Perspective.” The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies, Volume 25, No. 3, 2003: 231-256

Invited Addresses and Presentations:

Special Guest Expert: “Representations of Women and Girls in Media.” Writers Workshop Salon Series,  Center Theater Group, L.A’s Theatre Company, Ahmanson Theatre | Mark Taper Forum | Kirk Douglas Theatre. Los Angeles, October: 2012

“Globalization and the Politics of Representation” (lecture), Center for International and Development Education [CIDE] and Relief International for Global Perspectives of Democracy, Exchange Program, UCLA, August: 2012

“UCLA Center for the Study of Women Present: Critical Media Literacies: Empowering Students” (organization, moderator and introductory remarks). October: 2010.

“Disney and the Politics of Representation: The Importance of Media Literacy” (lecture/discussion). Invited by Foloshade Anozie, Resident Assistant, African Diaspora Theme Community, Dykstra Hall, UCLA. April: 2009.

“Teaching Media Literacy: Critiques of Stereotypes of Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality” (lecture/discussion/media presentation) Sponsored by ASUCLA Professor in the Union Series, UCLA. April: 2009

“Media and the Iraq War” for Teach-In and Discussion: Iraq: Four Years Later. Sponsored by UCLA Civil Dissent Network and UCLA Students for a Democratic Society.  April: 2007

 

Current Courses by Term

2018 Winter Quarter

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Laboratory

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Winter Quarter

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2014 Winter Quarter

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Laboratory

2013 Spring Quarter

Special Topics in Gender Studies

2013 Winter Quarter

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Laboratory

2012 Fall Quarter

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2012 Spring Quarter

Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2012 Winter Quarter

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Laboratory

2011 Fall Quarter

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2011 Summer Session

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2011 Winter Quarter

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Laboratory

2010 Fall Quarter

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2010 Spring Quarter

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2010 Winter Quarter

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Laboratory

2009 Winter Quarter

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2008 Fall Quarter

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Laboratory

2008 Spring Quarter

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2008 Winter Quarter

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Laboratory

2007 Spring Quarter

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2007 Winter Quarter

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Laboratory

2006 Summer Session

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2006 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Women's Studies: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Society

2006 Winter Quarter

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2005 Fall Quarter

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Laboratory

2005 Summer Session

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2005 Winter Quarter

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2004 Fall Quarter

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

2004 Spring Quarter

Special Topics in Communication Studies: Media Content/Criticism and History

Special Topics in Women's Studies

2003 Fall Quarter

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

2003 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Women's Studies: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Society

2003 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Communication Studies: Media Content/Criticism and History

Special Topics in Women's Studies

2002 Fall Quarter

Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

2002 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Communication Studies: Media Content/Criticism and History

Special Topics in Women's Studies

2001 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Communication Studies: Media Content/Criticism and History

Special Topics in Women's Studies

2000 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Communication Studies: Media Content/Criticism and History

Special Topics in Women's Studies

1999 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Communication Studies: Media Content/Criticism and History

Previous Courses by Course

COMM ST M149
Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2016 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Summer Session

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Winter Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

GENDER M149
Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2016 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

LBR&WS M149
Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2016 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

GENDER CM278
Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

GENDER CM278L
Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Laboratory

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

GENDER CM178L
Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Laboratory

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

GENDER CM178
Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

GENDER 185
Special Topics in Gender Studies

2013 Spring Quarter

WOM STD 187
Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2012 Spring Quarter

WOM STD CM178
Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

2003 Fall Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

WOM STD CM178L
Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Laboratory

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

WOM STD CM278L
Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Laboratory

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

WOM STD CM278
Critical Media Literacy and Politics of Gender: Theory and Production

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

2003 Fall Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

WOM STD M149
Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Summer Session

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Summer Session

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Summer Session

2005 Winter Quarter

COM STD M149
Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2006 Summer Session

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Summer Session

2005 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 10
Introduction to Women's Studies: Feminist Perspectives on Women and Society

2006 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

COM STD 197C
Special Topics in Communication Studies: Media Content/Criticism and History

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Winter Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

2001 Winter Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 185
Special Topics in Women's Studies

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Winter Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

2001 Winter Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter