Pamela Hill Nettleton
Dr. Pamela Hill NettletonMarquette University

Johnston Hall, 515

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6437

Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies

Education

Ph.D in Communication Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

M.A. in Mass Communication, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

B.S. with Honors, Journalism, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Courses Taught

COMM 1200 Media In Society
COMM 4550/5550 Media and the “Other”
JOUR 4953/5953 Freelance and Feature Writing
JOUR 4130/5130 Critical Writing About the Arts
JOUR 4953/5953 Freelance Writing
JOUR 4120/5120 Feature Writing
JOUR 2100 Reporting
JOUR 1100 News Media Writing

Research Interests

Gender in Media
Feminist Media Studies
Masculinity Media Studies

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Journalism and Media Studies, Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University

Editorial Director, Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home & Garden, and Twin Cities Taste magazines, Minneapolis, MN

Senior Editor, Reader’s Digest magazines, Home Services Publications

Writer, Redbook, FamilyFun, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Better Homes & Gardens, Reader’s Digest magazines, the StarTribune, the Pioneer Press, Milwaukee Magazine, U.S. Catholic, Fine Gardening, Live Music, The Lutheran, Bride Again, Mpls/St Paul Magazine, Twin Cities Business Monthly, Midwest Home & Design, Minnesota Bride, American Hockey, Showcase, Southwest Journal, Today, Comm Magazine, MEL, and other publications

Professional Affiliations

International Communication Association (2010-present)
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2004-present)
National Communication Association (2006-present)

Publications

Research Publications

2018. “She’s a 10, He’s a 2: Gender Inequity in Physical Representation in Playboy Cartoons Over Five Decades,” in Race/Gender/Class/Media 4th edition, edited by Rebecca Lind.

2018. “Silencing the Female Voice: The Cyber Abuse of Women on the Internet,” in The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies, edited by Bob Franklin and S. E. Eldridge II

2017. “Maxim is a Bully: Making Women the Victim for Male Pleasure,” in AEJMC’s Journal of Magazine and New Media.

2016. “Lady Killers: A Twenty-Year Study of Magazine Coverage of Women Who Kill Their Abusers,” in Dangerous Discourses: Gender, Women, and Gun Violence, edited by Catherine Squires, with Mary Vavrus, Carol Stabile, Gayatri Devi, Patricia Sotirin, Margaret Rhee, and Rachel Griffin. Peter Lang.*

2016. “No Girls Allowed: Television Boys’ Clubs As Resistance to Feminism,” at Television and New Media.

2015. “Hanging With the Boys: Homosocial Bonding and Heterosexual Bromance Coupling in Nip/Tuck and Boston Legal,” in Screening Images of Masculinity in the Age of Post-Feminism, edited by Elizabeth Abele. Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield: New York.

2015. “Stop the Press: New Media, Same Old Imbalances in News Coverage,” Communication Review, 18(2), 1-19.

2015. “Brave Sperm and Demure Eggs: Fallopian Gender Politics on YouTube,” Feminist Formations, Vol. 27, Issue 1, 25-45.

2011. “Domestic Violence in Men’s and Women’s Magazines: Women are Guilty of Choosing the Wrong Men, Men are Not Guilty of Hitting Women,” Women’s Studies in Communication, Vol. 34, Issue 2.

*Finalist for the AEJMC Tankard Book Award NS the NCABonnie Ritter Book Award in Feminist/Women Studies in Communication.

Selected Magazine Articles

“Shooting in the Dark: The Photography of Lois Bielefeld,” Milwaukee Magazine, Oct 2017.

“The Arts in Minneapolis,” Milwukee Magazine, Sept 2017.

“Wise Guides: Roger Ebert,” U.S. Catholic, Sept 2017.

“Saying Farewell to Chris Kegel of Wheel & Sprocket,” Milwaukee Magazine, June 2017.

“Journalism As An Act of Grace,” U.S. Catholic, June 2017.

“See Yesterday’s Milwaukee Through Photographer Mark Gubin’s Lens,” Milwaukee Magazine, June 2017.

“Culture in Context: The Wonders of Wonder Woman,” U.S. Catholic, Sept. 2017.

“Culture in Context: Why ‘Madam Secretary’ breaks bold new ground,” U.S. Catholic, June 2017, Vol. 82(6), 38-9).

“Walker’s Point Photographer Features in Photography Retrospective,”Milwaukee Magazine, May 3, 2017.

“A Cancelled Series Shows Women’s Inequality is Still at Work,” U.S. Catholic, March 2017, Vol. 82, No. 3, 38-9.

“Culture In Context column: Gilmore Girls and single motherhood on television,” U.S. Catholic, December 2016.

“Culture In Context column: Religion and public health in media,” U.S. Catholic, September 2016.

“Nuns in the Hood: The Visitation Sisters of North Minneapolis,” U.S. Catholic, September 2016.

“Culture In Context column: The invisibility of older women in media,” U.S. Catholic, June 2016.

“Are Catholic university students being coddled?,” U.S. Catholic, February 2016.


“The Sound of Silence,” U.S. Catholic, October 2015, Vol. 80, No. 10.

“Art: Revealing the Us in the Other,” Marquette University Comm magazine, 2014, No. 3, pp. 28-29.

“When Writers Write About Writers,” Milwaukee Magazine, February 23, 2015, http://www.milwaukeemag.com/2015/02/23/when-writers-write-about-writers/

“The hero within: How the events of September 11 changed our ideas about heroes and masculinity, new research of modern media,” Marquette Magazine, October 2011.

“When product placement seeps into TV programming: It’s hard to pretend that prime time is entertainment if it actually is advertising,” Star Tribune, March 23, 2007, p. A15.

“A Murderer’s Dress,” Milwaukee Magazine, October 2016.

“Summer on a Tugboat,” Milwaukee Magazine, June 2016, p. 60.

“The Kids Are All Right,” Milwaukee Magazine, May 2016, p. 28.

“Trolling the Friendly Skies,” MEL Magazine, April 2016.

“The Lure of Love,” Milwaukee Magazine, 2015.

“Alone, But Not Lonesome,” Milwaukee Magazine, November 24, 2014, p. 28.

“Killer Plants,” Southwest Journal, August 20, 2012.

“The hero within: How the events of September 11 changed our ideas about heroes and masculinity, new research of modern media,” Marquette Magazine, October 2011.

“Hope Is the Thing with Holes,” Southwest Journal, August 8, 2011.

“The Life of the Boulevard,” Southwest Journal, May 16, 2011.

“In the Hall,” Minnesota Orchestra Showcase, April 2011.

“Bike In a Bag,” Southwest Journal, November 1, 2010.

“Walk This Way,” Southwest Journal, May 17, 2010.

“It’s All Relative,” Minnesota Orchestra Showcase, November 2009.

“This Tradition, Yes, Breaks the Mold,” Op/Ed pages, StarTribune, November 25, 2009.

“Crimefighting Mama,” Southwest Journal, September 4, 2009.

“Playing Opossum,” Southwest Journal, 2009.

“A Moose, Not on the Loose, in Whittier,” Southwest Journal, 2009.

“Gentlemen, Please Keep It Down,” Southwest Journal, March 23, 2009.

“Sick About Health Care: An Interview with Gary Schwitzer,” Minnesota Magazine, University of Minnesota Alumni Association, March/April 2009, http://www.minnesotaalumni.org/s/1118/images/editor_documents/Minnesota%20PDFs/Schwitzer%20Mar09.pdf

“Minnesota Orchestra Tour #7: Tonhalle Dusseldorf,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 27, 2009.

“Minnesota Orchestra Tour #6: Cologne and Dusseldorf,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 27, 2009.

“Minnesota Orchestra Tour #5: Kohner Philharmonie and Cologne,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 26, 2009.

“Minnesota Orchestra Tour #4: Berlin,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 25, 2009.

“Minnesota Orchestra Tour #3: The Barbican,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 24, 2009.

“Minnesota Orchestra Tour #2: Tea With the Isserli,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 23, 2009.

“Minnesota Orchestra Tour #1: London,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 23, 2009.

“You can’t boil down my politics with five questions: TV programming and political surveys,”Southwest Journal, October 6-19, 2008, p. A9.

“Real Faces: Newswoman Cathy Wurzer’s Tales of the Road,” Spaces, June/July, 2008, p 74.

“Nettleton to Squirrels: Drop Dead,” Southwest Journal, June 30, 2008.

“Annual Garden Guide,” Spaces, April/May, 2008, pp. 36-45.

“Hating the Whos,” Southwest Journal, January 28, 2008.

“Putting the Garden to Bed,” Spaces, October/November, 2007, p. 72-73.

“Eulogy for a Bridge,” Op/Ed pages, Minneapolis StarTribune, August 3, 2007.

“Music From a Distant Room,” Southwest Journal, June 28, 2007.

“Words of Sympathy for a Tagged Tree,” Southwest Journal, March 12, 2007.

“Minnesota Orchestra Tour 2006: Helsinki,” Mpls/ St. Paul Magazine, August 27, 2006.

“Minnesota Orchestra Tour 2006: Edinburgh,” Mpls/ St. Paul Magazine, August 26, 2006.

“Where is Victor’s Secret?”, Southwest Journal, July 30, 2007.

“Music From a Distant Room,” Southwest Journal, June 28, 2007.

“The Knocker Lady of Whittier,” Southwest Journal, June 2007.

“The Decay of Western Civilization,” Southwest Journal, September 12, 2005.

“An Alarm Clock That Holds 77 Kids,” Southwest Journal, February 21, 2005.

“Garbage Detail,” Southwest Journal, July 18, 2005.

“Fairy Trees and Otto’s Garage Plants,” Fine Gardening, December 2004, p. 90.

“Together We Make a Shrine of This Place,” Showcase, November 2004, p. 26.

“Second Act,” Mpls./St. Paul, October 2004, pp. 118-121.

 “The Creative Class,” Mpls./St. Paul, September 2004, pp. 86-93.

 “Pay Up!,” Mpls./St. Paul, July 2004, p. 95.

 “We Deliver You,” Southwest Journal, September 18-October 1, 2003, p. 9.

 “Power Couples,” Mpls./St. Paul, February 2004, pp. 53-60.

“Why Not Test Older Drivers?,” Star Tribune, September 12, 2003, p. A25.

“See America,” Family Fun, August 2003, pp. 103-7.

“Ovations From the Stage,” Minnesota Monthly, April 2003, p. 140.

“Out Here by the Lake,” Minnesota Monthly, January 2003, p. 178.

“Parents Paying for Tuition,” Minnesota Monthly, 2003.

 “Gales of November,” Minnesota Monthly, November 2002, p. 72-76.

“Bringing In The Sheaves,” Minnesota Monthly, October 2002.

“Hey, Four Eyes!,” Minnesota Monthly, May 2002, p. 75.

“With Sticks and Stones,” Minnesota Monthly, November 2001, p. 128.

“The Gardener’s Heart,” Midwest Home & Garden, October/November 2001, p. 112.

“Behind the Swinging Doors,” Twin Cities Taste, Fall/Winter 2001, pp.16-21.

“The Food Police,” Minnesota Monthly, September 2001, pp. 124-5.

“The Ties That Bind,” Minnesota Monthly, February 2001, p. 120; www.mpr.org.

“Luck of the Draw,” Sunday/Monday Woman, November/December 2000, pp. 46-7.

“See America,” Family Fun, August 2003, pp. 103-7.

“Ovations From the Stage,” Minnesota Monthly, April 2003, p. 140.

“Out Here by the Lake, Minnesota Monthly, January 2003, p. 178.

“Asking God to Sign In,” Minnesota Monthly, January 2000, p. 228. Also on Minnesota Public Radio’s website, www.mpr.org.

“19 Secrets to a Happy Marriage,” Redbook, November 1999, pp. 138-9, 158.

“Born to Dance,” Minnesota Monthly, September 1999, pp. 57-62.

“The James Gang Rides Again,” Minnesota Monthly, August 1999, pp. 54-62.

“An Affair to Remember and Remember and Remember,” Redbook, January 1999, pp. 80-83.

“Burst Bubbles,” Minnesota Monthly, August 1997, p. 176.

“Reflections on America’s Favorite Gelatinous Dessert, On the Eve of Its 100th Anniversary,” Minnesota Monthly, December 1996, p. 67.

“I Stink! How to Help Your Child Cope With Failure,” Sports Illustrated for Kids, September 1996, p. 5.

“The Poetry of Wood Ticks,” Mpls./St. Paul, July 1996, pp. 62-3.

“Flying Cowboys,” Minnesota Monthly, July 1996, pp. 16-18.

“Commentary: Choices Aplenty for City Schools—Until You Ask,” Star Tribune, March 27, 1996, Op/Ed page.

“Commentary: Our Oft-Replanted Family Tree Still Bears Good Fruit,” Star Tribune, June 6, 1995, Op/Ed page.

“Checking Out the Fish Bait,” Mpls./St. Paul magazine, June 1995.

“Land of 10,000 Co-Dependos,” Minnesota Monthly, December 1993, p. 18.

“Commentary: Boatload of Drunks,” Star Tribune, May 16, 1993, Op/Ed page.

“Her Pride on Ice,” Minnesota Monthly, March 1993.

Selected Popular Press Books

Danny Yukon & the Secrets of the Amazing Lamp. 2014. San Diego: The Sager Group.

William Shakespeare, Playwright and Poet. 2005. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books.

Let’s Get Along! Kids Talk About Tolerance. 2005. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

Want to Play? Kids Talk About Friendliness. 2005. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

Pitch In! Kids Talk About Cooperation. 2005. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

Is That True? Kids Talk About Honesty. 2005. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

May I Help You? Kids Talk About Caring. 2005. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

Think, Think, Think: Learning About Your Brain. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

Thump-Thump: Learning About Your Heart. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

Breathe In, Breathe Out: Learning About Your Lungs. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

Bend and Stretch: Learning About Your Bones & Muscles. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

Gurgles and Growls: Learning About Your Stomach. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

Look, Listen, Taste, Touch, and Smell: Learning About Your Five Senses. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

Abraham Lincoln: Lawyer, President, Emancipator. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

Pocahontas: Peacemaker and Friend to the Colonists. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

Martin Luther King: Preacher, Freedom Fighter, Peacemaker. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

George Washington: Farmer, Soldier, President. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

Benjamin Franklin: Writer, Inventor, Statesman. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

Sally Ride: Astronaut, Scientist, Teacher. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.

Disney/Family Guide to the Midwest. 2003. New York: Disney.

Getting Married When It’s Not Your First Time. 2001. New York: HarperCollins Quill.

Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond. 1999. Minneapolis: Allina.

ACCESS Guide to Minneapolis/St. Paul. 1998. New York: HarperCollins.

Honors and Awards

  • Finalist, National Communication Association Bonnie Ritter Book Award in Feminist/Women Studies in Communication, Winner TBA
  • Finalist, Association of Educators of Journalism and Mass Communication Tankard Book Award Nomination, Winner TBA
  • Top Paper Panel, Women’s Caucus division, CSCA, “Maxim is a Bully: Making Women the Victim for Male Pleasure,” 2016
  • Diederich College Initiative for the Study of Communication, Values, Ethics, and Social Justice summer research award, 2016
  • Grant from ONE.org, an international nonprofit organization that addresses the connection between gender and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, to conduct research on domestic violence coverage in international media, “First World Feminist Blind Spots: Domestic & International Feminism in U.S. Domestic Media,” 2015
  • Way-Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award, 2014-2015
  • Diederich College Initiative for the Study of Communication, Values, Ethics, and Social Justice summer research award, 2014
  • Fellow and Affiliated Scholar, Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women at Florida International University, 2014
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Diederich College of Communication, 2012
  • Gender Resource Center Summer Faculty Fellow, Marquette University, 2012
  • Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Broadcast Education Association, 2010

Grants

Marquette University Gender Resource Center Summer Faculty Fellowship
Marquette University, 2012

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Marguerite Garden Jones Graduate Award, 2008

Graduate Research Partnership, 2007

Kriss Research Support Grant, 2005

Presentations

“Gender Politics in the Media,” St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, October, 2013.

“Envisioning Conception: Fallopian Gender Politics on YouTube.” Visual Culture Division, Cultural Studies Association. San Diego, March 2012.

“Brave Sperm and Demure Eggs: Fallopian Gender Politics on YouTube.” National Communication Association. New Orleans, November 2011.

“Bridging the Dichotomy: The Emergency of the Transgendered Figure in Male-Centered Television.” National Communication Association. San Francisco, November 2010.

“‘Let’s Boil!’ v. ‘Let’s Roll!’: The Erasure of the Heroism of Female Rescue Workers in 9/11.” Union for Democratic Communications. State College, Pennsylvania, October 2010.

“Rescuing Men: The New Post-9/11 Television Masculinity.” Console-ing Passions Conference on Audio, Video, New Media, and Feminism, Eugene, Oregon, April 2010.

“Look! Up in the Sky! The Erasure of the Heroic Labor of Women in 9/11 Media Representations.” National Communication Association. Chicago, Illinois, November 2009.

“New Feminist Thinking About Women and Violence: Asking the Wrong Question.” 2008. National Communication Association. San Diego, California.

“Making Men: Masculinity in the Media.” 2008. Introduction to Electronic Communication, Communication Studies Department, University of Minnesota.

“Rescue Me: The Political Incorrectness of Being Male.” 2007. National Communication Association. Chicago, Illinois.

“Equality or Kid Gloves? Ethnicity and Women in Magazine Advertisements.” 2007. Journalism Department, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul.

“What editors want and definitely don’t.” 2007. A Writer’s Festival, The Loft and Minnesota Magazine Publisher’s Association, Minneapolis.

“Covered in Laurels: On Tour with the Minnesota Orchestra.” 2007. A Writer’s Festival, The Loft and Minnesota Magazine Publisher’s Association, Minneapolis.

“Getting Published and Working with Editors.” 2007. Copy Editing, English Department, University of Minnesota.

“Gender and Race in International Magazines.” 2006. Media Ethics, Journalism Department, University of Minnesota.

“Gender and Race in International Magazines.” 2005. Media Ethics, Journalism Department, University of Minnesota.

“Breaking Into Freelance Writing.” 2004. Copy Editing, English Department, University of Minnesota.

Why Marquette

Marquette’s Jesuit foundation is one of lively, fearless inquiry matched to thoughtful and compassionate consideration of issues that affect and change people’s lives. That is my goal for my own research on domestic violence media coverage and on how gender is shaped and critiques in the media, as well. That is also my goal for the classrooms in which I am privileged to teach. Whatever the discussion, Marquette students are willing to think through complex issues in new ways — they will shift their own perceptions, they will change their own perspectives, they will stand in someone else’s shoes.

Service

Judge, American Society of Magazine Editors ASME National Magazine Awards, 2014-Present.
Co-Chair, AEJMC Magazine Division Student Magazine Competition, 2006-Present.
Judge, Associated Church Press Journalism Annual Awards, 2004-Present.
Judge, Catholic Press Awards, 2009-Present.

Professional Associations

International Communication Association (2010-present)
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2004-present)
National Communication Association (2006-present)