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CAHSS Faculty Interviewed by CapeTalk from South Africa on the Changing Portrayal of Women in Film

Kathleen Waites, Ph.D.

Kate Waites, Ph.D., faculty in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was interviewed by CapeTalk, a radio program in South Africa. The topic was “The Portrayal of Women in Film.” Waites has done extensive work in the area of gender studies, images of women/gender in popular culture, women in film, and women filmmakers.  Recently, her book chapter appeared in the book, Bad Girls and Transgressive Women in Popular Television, Fiction, and Film, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Her chapter was titled, “Hollywood’s Warrior Woman for the New Millennium.”

Waites co-founded and served as advisor for NSU’s unique campus American Association of University Women chapter, and was the long-serving advisor of Radio X. She also advised an early emanation of SASA (Social Action Social Awareness) and the campus Gay Straight Student Alliance.  Her published work has appeared in the journals Film/Literature Quarterly, Auto/Biography, The Journal of Popular Culture, Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, and in Routledge’s Chick Flicks: Contemporary Women at the Movies. Waites is a professor in the Department of Literature and Modern Languages.

To listen to her interview, please go to: https://omny.fm/shows/capetalk/the-portrayal-of-women-in-film