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Dafna
Lemish

Associate Dean for Programs and Distinguished Professor of Journalism and Media Studies

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Dafna Lemish is an Israeli-American media researcher in the fields of children, youth, and leisure culture. An International Communication Association fellow, she is an author and editor of numerous books and articles on children, media, and gender representations. She is also the founding editor of the Journal of Children and Media.


Education

The Ohio State University
Ph.D., Communication

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
M.A., Communication

Tel Aviv University, Israel
B.A., Geography


Research

Dafna Lemish's research interests include children and media, gender representations and identity construction, qualitative methodologies, and feminist theory. She has published numerous books, refereed journal articles, and book chapters. She is currently engaged in various research projects, including on the role of mobile media in parent-child interaction; grandparents mediating their grandchildren’s media use; and media and identity in the lives of migrant-academics.


Research Keywords


Centers, Labs, and Clusters


Funded Projects

The Bi-National Science Foundation US-Israel: Grant to study interactive mobile media use by children and their parents in public places (with Nelly Elias, Ben Gurion University, Israel) ($220,000), 2017-2021

Israeli Science Foundation: Grant to study online humor and Israeli Students: The Construction of National, Ethnic, and Gender Identities (with Limor Shifman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) ($50,000) 2010

Israeli Science Foundation: Grant to study children and news, ($45,000) 2006-2008

Cellcom, Ltd., Israel: Grant to study social implications of cellular telephony in Israel (with Akiba A. Cohen, Tel Aviv University, Israel), 2002-2005 ($75,000)


Selected Publications

Park, J. & Lemish, D. (2019). KakaoTalk and Facebook: Korean American youth constructing hybrid identities. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Götz, M., Lemish, D., Holler, A. (2019). Fear in front of the screen: Children’s fears, nightmares and thrills. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield

Lemish, D.  & Götz, M. (Eds.) (2017). Beyond the stereotypes? Boys, girls, and their images. The International Clearinghouse of Children, Youth and Media, University of Gothenburg, Sweden: Nordicom.

Lemish, D., Jordan, A., & Rideout, V. (Eds.) (2017). Children, adolescents, and media: The future of research and action. NY: Routledge.

Lemish, D. (2015). Children and Media: A Global Perspective. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. Lemish, D. (Ed.). The Routledge International Handbook of Children, Adolescents and Media. New York and Abingdon: Routledge. 


Awards & Recognitions

Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, 2019

The Charles Klotzer International Media Literacy Award, The Gateway Media Literacy Partners, 2015

Inaugural recipient of the Senior Scholar Award of the Children, Media and Adolescents Division of the International Communication Association (ICA), Phoenix, Arizona, 2012

Fellow of the International Communication Association (ICA), July 2010

The first recipient of the Teresa Award for the Advancement of Feminist Scholarship, The Feminist Scholarship Division of the International Communication Association (ICA), 2009.

 


Other

Lemish, D. & Russo Johnson, C. (2019). The landscape of children’s television in the US & Canada. Executive Report. View here.

Communicating with Children: Principles and Practices to Nurture, Inspire, Excite, Educate and Heal. UNICEF. View here. 

Lemish, D. (Ed.) (2013). The Routledge international handbook of children, adolescents and media. New York and Abingdon: Routledge.

Götz, M. & Lemish, D. (Eds.) (2012). Sexy girls, heroes and funny losers: Gender representations in children´s TV around the world. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

 Lemish, D. (2010). Screening gender in children's TV: The views of producers around the world. New York and Abingdon: Routledge.

Cohen, A.A., Lemish, D., & Schejter, A. (2008). The wonder phone in the land of miracles: Mobile telephony in Israel. Newark, NJ: Hampton Press.

Lemish, D. (2007). Children and television: A Global perspective. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

Lemish, D. & Götz, M. (Eds.) (2007). Children and media in times of war and conflict. Newark, NJ: Hampton Press.

Götz, M. Lemish, D. Aidman, A., & Moon, H. (2005). Media and the make-believe worlds of children: When Harry Potter meets Pokémon in Disneyland. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.