Dr. Ana Garner

Professor and Chair, Journalism and Media Studies

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

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

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!

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

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

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)

Recent Publications

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. http://www.communicationcurrents.com

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.