- Ed.D., Boston University
- Link to jeankilbourne.com
Internationally recognized for groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising; creator of the award-winning Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women film series, among other films and books
Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., is internationally recognized for her pioneering work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. In the late 1960s, she began her exploration of the connection between advertising and several public health issues, including violence against women, eating disorders, and addiction, and launched a movement to promote media literacy as a way to prevent these problems. A radical and original idea at the time, this approach is now mainstream and an integral part of most prevention programs.