Dr. Amy Peloff is a feminist historian and media studies scholar. She is an Affiliate Faculty in the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and the former Assistant Director of the Comparative History of Ideas Program at the University of Washington. Her work examines the role that popular culture has played in disseminating feminist ideas beyond the organizations and activists that identified as feminist in the United States, particularly during the second wave of feminism. A voracious consumer of female detective stories, sci-fi and fantasy television series, and Hollywood gossip, she continually studies the ways in which ideas about identities are created, presented, and shared through media and popular culture.
She is available for talks on a variety of topics related to UW women’s history, feminism, and popular culture. A member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, she offers a talk on “Feminism and Popular Culture,” and can be booked for that lecture directly through them. For a talk more tailored to your organization’s needs, contact her directly at apeloff[at]gmail.com.