Hedy Red Dexter
Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. She received her B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.A.s in English and Psychology from Humboldt State University and the College of William and Mary, respectively, and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Florida International University in Miami.
Her research and teaching interests include the effects of popular culture (especially music and TV) on attitudes and behavior and the politics of the Christian Right. She has taught Sociology of Gender, Violence and the Family, Feminist Legal Studies, Feminist Theory, Social Movements, and Representations of Women in Popular Culture.
Hedy has published her research in Law and Human Behavior, the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Behavioral Sciences and the Law, Contemporary Social Psychology, the Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts, and Social Justice. Forthcoming articles include , “Recent School Violence May Be Attributable to Issues With Masculine Identity,” “Science and the Media: Mythmaking and Repopularizing Traditional Gender Roles,” and “Media (mis)Representations Informed by Social Science Findings Shape Public Opinion.”