Presentations

Refereed Conference Presentations

“When Gen Xers Grow Up: Celebrity, Ageing, and (Trans)National Identity in the Careers of Alanis Morissette and Sarah McLachlan,” Paper presented at the annual conference of   the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Montreal, March 2015.

“Revenge Porn, Voyeurism, Consent, and Anonymity: Implications for Feminism and Digital Media Law,” panelist and panel organizer at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Jouranlism and Mass Communication, Montreal, 2014.

“F*** You, Breastfeeding”: Anti-breastfeeding narratives in online feminist news media, Paper presented at the 9th Annual Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference, March 2014.

“Hope for Haiti? Transnational Celebrity Activism and Humanitarian Interventions in the Aftermath of the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti,” Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Boston, March 2012.

“Tied Together: Nike(RED) and the Commodification of Global Activism and Racial Unity During the 2010 FIFA World Cup,” with Matthew Guschwan, Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communications Association, New Orleans, November 2011.

“Why Didn’t They Leave? Media Speculations About the Sexuality and Agency of Victims of Long-term Child Abductions,” with Leigh Moscowitz, Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communications Association, Boston, May 2011.

“Using Media Literacy to Empower At-Risk Children: A Community-Based Case Study,” Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., August 2011.

“Consuming Celebrity: Audience Interpretation of Celebrity Activism,” Paper presented at the annual conference of the Carolinas Communication Association, Conway, SC., September 2010.

“Agitating at the Margins: The Radicalization of Celebrity Activism in US Media,” Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, November 2009.

“EMPOWE(RED)?: Consumerism, Capitalism, and Commodity Activism in Bono’s (RED) Campaign to Aid Africa,” Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston, August 2009.

“Dying for Our Sins: Christian Salvation Rhetoric in Celebrity Colonialism,” Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Chicago, May 2009.

“Perfect Little Feminists? Young Girls Interpret Gender, Violence and Friendship in the Powerpuff Girls,” Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, August 2008.

“A Star is Made: News Coverage of Celebrity Politics in the 2000 and 2004 US Presidential Elections,” Paper presented at the annual conference of the Political Science Association; Bath, UK, April 2007.

“From Walking the Red Carpet to Saving the World: Angelina Jolie and Madonna as Celebrity Activists and Mothers,” Paper presented at the annual conference of the Political Studies Association; Bath, UK, April 2007.

“‘Ambassador Mom’: Angelina Jolie, Celebrity Activism, and Institutional Power,” Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association; San Francisco, May 2007.

O’Neal, Spring-Serenity (2005). “Redrawing the Map of Europe”: Media and Perceptions of the 2004 European Union Enlargement. Paper accepted to the annual conference of the International Communication Association, New York.

O’Neal, Spring-Serenity (2005). “An Tir, An Canan, Sna Daoine”: Language, Media, and Nationalism in Scotland. Paper accepted to the annual conference of the International Communication Association, New York.

Liu Fu, Beth Moellers, Leigh Moscowitz, Spring-Serenity O’Neal, Yue Tan (2005). “Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare”: Myths of Child Abductions in the News. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association; New York.

O’Neal, Spring-Serenity (2003). Perfect Little Feminists: Resistance, Femininity and Violence in The Powerpuff Girls. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Kansas City.

Invited Presentations

“Advocating Attachment: Celebrity Mothers on the Spriritual Rewards of Attachment Parenting. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, August 2013.

“Ephemeral Veils, Enduring Images: Tracing Media Representations of Western Celebrity Activism, Veiling, and Femininity in Muslim Cultures,” Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, August 2012.

“Using what they already know: Problem-Based Learning for Multi-Media Writing.” Presented at the annual conference of the Carolinas Communication Association, Aiken, SC, fall 2012.

“Why Didn’t They Leave? Media Speculations About the Sexuality and Agency of Victims of Long-term Child Abductions,” with Leigh Moscowitz. Inter-Curricular Enrichment Event, USCA, spring 2012.

“Celebrity Activism.” Inter-Curricular Enrichment Event, USCA, fall 2012.

“Ephemeral Veils, Enduring Images: Tracing Media Representations of Western Celebrity

Activism, Veiling, and Femininity in Muslim Cultures,” Paper presented at the annual conference of the Carolinas Communication Association, Winston-Salem, NC, October 2011.