Georganne Scheiner

Women and Gender Studies
Wilson Hall 315
TEMPE
Professor Emeritus
Faculty
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Biography

Georganne Scheiner Gillis' research interests include girlhood and adolescence, and women in popular culture. She is the author of "Signifying Female Adolescence: Film Representations and Fans 1920-1950" (Praeger, 2000). She has also published articles on such topics as Sandra Dee, fan clubs and the 1950s TV show, "Queen for a Day." Gillis is currently at work on a book length manuscript, "Haven for Hopefuls: The Hollywood Studio Club and Women in the Film Industry." The Studio Club was a residential YWCA facility in Hollywood for women working in the film industry, which operated between 1917-64, and she used the club as a lens through which to study labor practices in and meanings of stardom in Hollywood. She is also working on an oral history project with Xavier College Prep, the only same-sex high school in Arizona, to document the history of the school. She is also working on an article on representations of sororities in popular culture.

Gillis' teaching includes the new hybrid introduction, WST 100: Women in Society; WST 377: The History of American Feminist Thought; WST 460: Women and the Body; and WSH 394: Girlhood and Adolescence. She also teaches a graduate course on Feminist Pedagogy. She was awarded the ASU Alumni Association Faculty Teaching Award for the 2003-04 school year, and the recipient of the 2008 Susanne Shafer Award from the Arizona Council for the Social Studies, which commemorates the work of an Arizonan who has made long term contributions to women's studies in the state.

Education

Ithaca College 1969-1973

Publications

  • Georganne Gillis. Would You Like To Be Queen For a Day/ Finding a Working Class Voice in American Television of the 1950s. The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (2003).
  • Gillis, Georganne S. Fan Clubs. Girlhood in America: An Encyclopedia (2001).
  • Gillis, Georganne S. Girls in Film. Girlhood in America: An Encyclopedia (2001).
  • Gillis, Georganne S. The Girl Scouts. Girlhood in America: An Encyclopedia (2001).
  • Georganne Gillis. Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee: Beyond a White Girl Icon of the Fifties. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (2001).
  • Gillis, Georganne S. Signifying Female Adolescence: Film Representations and Fans 1920-1950. (2000).

Courses

Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 792 Research
WST 799 Dissertation

Presentations

  • Virginia Scharf, Karen Anderson and Georganne Scheiner Gillis. A Retrospective on the career of Mary Logan Rothschild. Western History Association (Oct 2010).
  • Gillis, Georganne. Girlhood and Global Conversations. The Berkshire Conference on Women's History (Jun 2005).
  • Gillis, Georganne. Extraordinary Bodies. A Conference for Women and Disabilities (Mar 2000).

Service

  • Graduate College, TA Training Panelist (2011 - Present)
  • Graduate College, TA Training Panelist (2011 - Present)
  • Graduate College, Presentor (2010 - Present)
  • WGS Graduate Student Association, Faculty Advisor (2008 - Present)
  • Women and Gender Studies Curriculum Committee, Chair (2008 - Present)
  • Xavier Colleg Prep, member Advisory Board (2006 - Present)
  • Women and Gender Studies Curriculum Committee, Chair (2005 - Present)
  • Xavier Colleg Prep, Oral History project (2005 - Present)
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma, Faculty Advisor (2005 - Present)
  • National Women's Studies Association, PhD Chairs and Directors (2010 - 2013)
  • National Women's Studies Association, PhD Programs Chairs and Directors (2010 - 2013)
  • School of Social Transformation, Leadership Team (2010 - 2013)
  • Women and Gender Studies, Head of Faculty (2010 - 2013)
  • University Senate, Representative (2008 - 2009)
  • CLAS Student Affairs and Grievances Committee, Member (2005 - 2008)
  • CLAS Student Affairs and Grievance Committee, Member (2005 - 2008)
  • Self Study Committee, Member (2007 - 2007)
  • Women's Studies Personnel and Advisory Committee, Member (2005 - 2007)
  • Women and Gender Studies Personnel and Advisory Committee, Member (2005 - 2007)
  • Xavier College Prep, Oral History Project Cooridinator (2005 - 2006)
  • Feminist Media Studies, Referee (2005 - 2005)
  • University Mentorship Program, Mentor to New Faculty Member (2004 - 2005)
  • CLAS Curricululum Committee for Interdisciplinary Film Major, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • WST Direstor's Search Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Women's Studies Curriculum Committee, Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • Ingleside Middle School, Parent Forum (2003)
  • National Charity League, Vice President (2003)
  • Sigma Alpha Lambda, Faculty Advisor (2003)
  • WST Assistant Prof Search, Member (2003)
  • WST Curriculum, Chair (2003)
  • WST Director Search, Member (2003)
  • WST Personnel and Advisory, Member (2003)
  • Xavier College Prep, Fundraising/ Development (2003)