Julie Dobrow, The Conversation
Julie Dobrow is Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Tufts University in Medford, MA. She holds faculty appointments in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development and the Film and Media Studies Program in Tufts’ School of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Department of Public Health & Community Medicine at the Tufts Medical School. And she is a Senior Fellow at the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts.
She previously taught at Boston University in the College of Communication.
Dobrow was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. Her professional training began at Smith College, where she studied anthropology, sociology, and women’s history. She received her MA and Ph.D. from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on the sociological implications of technology in mass communication. Work from her Ph.D. dissertation was published as a book, Social and Cultural Aspects of VCR Use (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1990).