Carol Stabile lives and works in Eugene, Oregon, where she is director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society and a professor in the School of Journalism and Communication, the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, and the English Department.
She received a PhD in English from Brown University, where she wrote her dissertation on gender, technology, and feminist theory. Her interdisciplinary research interests focus on gender, race, class, and sexual orientation in media and popular culture She is the author of Feminism and the Technological Fix, editor of Turning the Century: Essays in Media and Cultural Studies, co-editor of Prime Time Animation: Television Animation and American Culture, and author of White Victims, Black Villains: Gender, Race, and Crime News in US Culture.
She is currently finishing one project on “old” media — a book on women writers and the broadcast blacklist in the 1950s, entitled Black and White and Red All Over: Women Writers and the Television Blacklist – and is also conducting ethnographic research for a project that looks at gender swapping practices in massively multiplayer online games. She is a founding member of Fembot , an online collaboration of scholars conducting research on gender, new media, and technology.