Katherine J. Lehman, Ph.D. – Albright College

Katherine J. Lehman, Ph.D.

Katherine J. Lehman, Ph.D.

Chair, Associate Professor of Communications
Masters 118

Ph.D., University of New Mexico
M.A., University of Illinois at Springfield
B.A., Asbury College

Areas of Expertise

  • Film and television studies
  • Journalism
  • Cultural history
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Cultural studies


Areas of Research

Selected Publications

Those Girls: Single Women in Sixties and Seventies Popular Culture. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2011.

“Woman, Divided: Gender, Family and Multiple Personalities in Media.” Journal of American Culture, March 2014 (37:1), 64-73.

“’All Adventurous Women Do’: HBO’s Girls and the 1960s-70s Single Woman,” in HBO’s ‘Girls’: Questions of Gender, Politics and Millennial Angst, eds. Betty Kaklamanidou and Margaret Tally, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.

“Defying Gravity: Fox’s Glee Provides a Bold Forum for Queer Teen Representation,” in How Television Shapes Our Worldview: Media Representations of Social Trends and Change, eds. Deborah A. Macey, Kathleen M. Ryan, Noah J. Springer and Stylés I. Akira, Lexington Books, 2014.

“Fragmented Femininity: Postfeminism, Motherhood and Multiple Personalities on Prime-Time Television,” in Race/Gender/Class/Media: Considering Diversity Across Content, Audiences and Production, Third Edition, Rebecca Ann Lind, ed., Pearson, 2012.

Research collaborations

2014: Kelsey Zenna,  Moving Toward Madam President: The Glass Ceiling and Gender Bias in the Media
2011: Sarah Bruno, Paving the Way: Designing an Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
2010: Sarah Bruno and Sarah Bear, Using the Past to Transform the Present: Engaging Women’s History in Higher Education,” Lehigh University Feminism in Practice conference
2010: Emily Duke, Plus-Size Models in Fashion Print Advertising

Courses Taught

COM 219 – Magazine & Feature Writing

COM 250 – Media & Society

COM 260 – Communication Theories

COM 390 – Multiplatform Writing

COM 480 – Senior Seminar in Mass Communication Research