Ilana Nash

Ilana Nash
Associate Professor
Office: (269) 387-2658
Fax: (269) 387-2507
3073 Moore Hall, Mail Stop 5365
Mailing address
Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5365 USA
Ph.D., American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University, 2003
M.A., English, UCLA, 1992
B.A., Theater Film and Television, UCLA, 1988
Graduate Certificate, Women's Studies, Bowling Green State University, 2002
Teaching interests
  • Feminist theory
  • Gender and media
Research interests
  • Gender and adolescence in popular culture
  • History of American film and television
  • The supernatural in popular culture

Dr. Nash is an associate professor in Western Michigan University's Department of Gender and Women's Studies. Her current research project examines the intersections of youth, gender and magic in millennial media. She is the author of American Sweethearts: Teenage Girls in Twentieth-Century Popular Culture (Indiana UP, 2006), as well as several essays and book chapters on girls' representations in American media. Nash is the founder and moderator of the Girls Studies Scholars discussion list and she serves on the advisory board of the online Girl Museum.