April 12, 2014
Sarah Banet-Weiser is Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism and in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She is the author of The Most Beautiful Girl in the World: Beauty Pageants and National Identity (1999), Kids Rule! Nickelodeon and Consumer Citizenship (2007), and Authentic™: The Politics of Ambivalence in a Brand Culture (winner of the Outstanding Book Award at the International Communication Association) (2012). She is the co-editor of Cable Visions: Television Beyond Broadcasting and Commodity Activism: Cultural Resistance in Neoliberal Times. She edited the NYU press book series Critical Cultural Communication until 2012, and is currently the editor of American Quarterly.