Sarah Banet-Weiser is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication. Her teaching and research interests include feminist theory, race and the media, children's media, popular culture, and national identity. She teaches courses in the Entertainment track of the Communication curriculum, including classes on children and the media, and gender and communication.
She is the author of The Most Beautiful Girl in the World: Beauty Pageants and National Identity (1999), which explores the interconnections of gender, race and national identity within the Miss America pageant. In addition to this book, she has published articles on sports and gender, children and technology, and children, media and national identity. She has a book on the children's cable network nickelodeon, Kids Rule! Nickelodeon and Consumer Citizenship (Duke University Press, 2007), and another co-edited collection on cable television, Cable Visions: Television Beyond Broadcasting (NYU Press, 2007).
As a CET Fellow, she plans on:
- Creating a pedagogical development program at Annenberg, using her experience at CET as a guideline.
- Actively participating in the Future Professoriate Program and developing a similar program at Annenberg that will address discipline-specific issues using the same theoretical framework and approach.
- Developing a workshop on critical pedagogy, focusing on the use of interdisciplinarity as a specific teaching strategy.
- Organizing and directing series of teaching workshops led by USC faculty, for new Assistant professors and graduate students.