Year of Award


Document Type

Professional Paper

Degree Type

Master of Arts (MA)

Degree Name

Communication Studies

Department or School/College

Communication Studies

Committee Chair

Sara Hayden, Ph.D.

Committee Co-chair

Betsy Bach, Ph.D.

Commitee Members

Elizabeth Hubble, Ph.D.


Critical Media Literacy, Gender, Wonder Woman, Communication, Ideology, Media


University of Montana

Subject Categories

Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication | Mass Communication | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Other Film and Media Studies | Social Influence and Political Communication | Speech and Rhetorical Studies | Women's Studies


To better grasp the messages Wonder Woman is sending to its audience, a Critical Media Literacy (CML), ideological, and feminist framework is used to examine whether, and if so how, Wonder Woman succumbs to stereotypes that are often portrayed in the media. These theories will be used in the ensuing project to build a curriculum aimed at high school students.The curriculum positions students to examine the hegemonic ideologies that are represented in pop culture, specifically Wonder Woman.



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