Rebecca Hains is a children’s media culture expert. A professor of media and communication at Salem State University in Salem, Mass., she is the author of the books “The Princess Problem: Guiding our Girls through the Princess-Obsessed Years” and “Growing Up With Girl Power: Girlhood On Screen and in Everyday Life.” She co-edited the anthology “Princess Cultures: Mediating Girls’ Identities and Imaginations,” and is lead editor of “Cultural Studies of LEGO: More than Just Bricks,” to be released by Palgrave Macmillan next year.
Dr. Hains has spoken about her work at many national and international conferences and events, including the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media in Los Angeles and the Prix Jeunesse International, a festival in Germany that promotes excellence in children’s television worldwide. She has also published in various scholarly anthologies and peer-reviewed journals, including Popular Communication, Popular Music and Society, Feminist Media Studies, and The International Journal of Girlhood Studies.
Dr. Hains has also contributed to publications such as The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe Magazine and has been interviewed as an expert commentator in a range of media including NPR’s On Point, BBC News, The New York Times, The Meredith Vieira Show, and documentary films.
Rebecca holds a Ph.D. in mass media and communication from Temple University, as well as a B.A. from Emmanuel College and an M.S. from Boston University.
Personal Site- rebeccahains.com