240 Holmes Hall
Postdoctoral Teaching Associate
Dr. Barber’s research focuses on media, culture, and identity. She is particularly interested in constructions of gender and sexuality in independent media. In the Department of Communication Studies, Dr. Barber teaches courses in communication and gender, and public speaking. Prior to joining Northeastern in the fall of 2013, Dr. Barber worked at East Tennessee State University as Assistant Director and Lecturer of Women’s Studies, where she taught courses in introductory women’s studies, global women’s studies, and LGBTQ studies. Dr. Barber received her Ph.D in Communication Arts, with a Ph.D Minor in Gender & Women’s Studies, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dissertation, “Woods of Their Own: Feminism, Community, Music and Politics at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival,” examines the impact that the annual women-only, DIY music festival has on feminist and independent music cultures throughout its 38-year history. While earning her Ph.D, Dr. Barber taught courses in media and cultural studies, gender and women’s studies, LGBTQ studies, film and video production, and public speaking, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.