Ana C. Garner
Dr. Ana C. GarnerMarquette University

Johnston Hall, 306

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7383

Professor Emerita

Journalism and Media Studies, Digital Media and Performing Arts


Undergraduate: Douglass College, Rutgers University
Graduate: University of Iowa
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Courses Taught

COMM 4500: Race and Gender Issues in Mass Media
COMM 6100: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication
JOUR 4510: Magazine Design and Production

Research Interests

Cultural studies and popular culture, including issues related to race, gender, class and children.

Professional Experience

Artist and Freelance Graphic Designer (1978-present)
Editorial and Design Consultant (1978-present)
Alternate Media Representative for the Milwaukee County Local Emergency Planning Committee (1994-1998)

Professional Affiliations

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
National Communication Association
International Communication Association
Organization for the Study of Language, Communication and Gender

Recent Publications

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Garner, A. C., & Michel, A. (2016). The birth control divide: U.S. press coverage of Contraception, 1873-2013. Journalism and Communication Monographs, 18 (4), 180-234.

Garner, A. and Michel, A. (Accepted 2015) “The Birth Control Divide: U.S. Press Coverage of Contraception 1873-2013.” Journalism and Communication Monographs.

Slattery, K. and Garner, A. (2015) “News Coverage of U.S. Mothers of Soldiers During the Vietnam War: Shedding the Image of Spartan Motherhood.” Journalism Practice. 9:2, 265-278.

Garner, A. (2015) “Wicked or Warranted? U.S. Press Coverage of Contraception 1873-1917” Journalism Studies, 16:2, 228-242.

Garner, A. and Mendez, E. (2014) “The Never-ending Struggle: U.S. Press Coverage of Contraception 2000-2013.” Journalism, 1464884914558912.

Garner, A. & Slattery, K. (2012). Mobilizing mother: From good mother to patriotic mother in World War I. Journalism & Communication Monographs 14(1)

K. Slattery & Garner, A. (2012). Mother as mother and mother as citizen: Mothers of combat soldiers on national network news. Journalism. 13(1), 87-102.

Slattery, K., Garner, A., Wolburg, J. & Turner, L. (2012). At the intersection of Jesuit and feminist moral philosophies: Teaching for social justice in the engaged classroom. In Boryczka, J. and Petrino,E. (Eds), Jesuit and feminist education: Intersections in teaching and learning for the twenty-first century, Fordham University Press.

Garner, A. & Slattery, K. (2010). The patriotic good mother of World War II: A study of a cultural ideal. Journalism Studies, 11(2).


Slattery, K. and Garner, A. C. (2007). Mothers of soldiers in wartime: A national news narrative. Critical Studies in Media Communication, Vol. 24(4), 429-445.

Garner, A. and Slattery, K. (2007). Patriotic motherhood and the Iraq war.” Communication Currents, Vol. 2:6.

Prior to 2000

Garner, A. (1999). Negotiating our positions in culture: Popular adolescent fiction and the self images of professional women. Women's Studies in Communication, Vol. 22, No. 1, 85-111.

Garner, A., Sterk, H. & Adams, S. (Autumn 1998). Narrative analysis of sexual etiquette in teenage magazines. Journal of Communication, Vol. 48. No. 4, 59-78.

Garner, A. & Huff, W. A. (1997). The wreck of Amtrak's Sunset Limited: Newspaper coverage of a mass transportation disaster.” Disasters, Vol. 21, No. 1, 4-19.

Garner, A. (1996). Reconstructing reality: Interpreting the airplane disaster news story. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, Vol. 5, No. 3, 5-15.

Garner, A. (Spring 1996). The cost of fighting mother nature: News coverage of the 1993 midwest floods. Journal of Communication Inquiry,  Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 83-98. Reprinted in: Shay Sayre and David Horne, (Eds.), Earth, wind, fire and water: Approaching natural disaster (pp. 85-104), Open Door Publishers.

Garner, A. (1997). News coverage of airplane disasters and reader interpretations: The case of Delta flight 1141. In P. Quigley & P. McElwain (Eds.). Proceedings of 1997 aviation symposium aviation communication: A multi-cultural forum (pp. 233-246). Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ.

Garner, A. (1996). The common disaster and the unexpected education:Delta flight 1141 and the discourse of aviation safety. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, Vol. 14. No. 2, 155-174.

Garner, A. & Dyer, C.S. (1987). Iowa guide: scholarly journals in mass communication and related fields. Iowa City: Iowa Center for Communication Studies. Also edited and expanded subsequent editions #2-4 in 1988, 1989, and 1991 respectively.


Why Marquette

The opportunity to work with students and faculty within an intellectual environment that stresses cura personalis and service to others. What a wonderful combination!