Media and Misogyny to explore mediated misogyny in today’s culture

Misogyny, and not just sexism, has infused inequities for women in contemporary cultural, media, political, legal, educational and economic spheres. The edited volume, Misogyny and Media, aims to explore media representations of misogyny across a variety of industries and cultural domains.

Misogyny and power inequities are at the root of sexual assault, harassment and bullying. Media stories have proliferated and have been amplified by social media in the United States in the case of the Ford-Kavanaugh allegations and the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, the sexual harassment allegations against incumbent President Donald J. Trump, and by the #MeToo movement. Other countries, too, have had stories rooted in misogyny and power inequities.

This call for chapters to be included in a proposed book on Media and Misogyny is to examine misogyny and to capture media representations of misogyny, for example, in:

  • Media industries
  • Academia
  • Politics
  • Sport
  • Business
  • High Tech/Silicon Valley
  • Law
  • Hollywood and Bollywood
  • Radio and Television (e.g., the return of “Murphy Brown”)
  • Religious and Non-profit Institutions

Contributors should examine misogyny and power inequities from the perspective of critical/cultural studies; political communication; feminism; race, gender and class; and other relevant perspectives. Papers (chapters) should be 25 double-spaced typed pages with citations in APA style.


Abstracts of no more than 400 words, outlining the theme(s) of the proposed chapter, key literature, and the method of exploration, should be submitted to the editor of the proposed volume no later than January 31, 2019. The deadline for chapters will be June 30, 2019.


Abstracts should be submitted via email to Dr. Maria Marron, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, at