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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.
Ithaca College 1969-1973