Hazel Rogers Professor of Communication, University of Tulsa
Faculty of Communications/OH 128
800 South Tucker Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74104
Areas of Expertise & Civic InvolvementsJensen studies the relationship between media and contemporary culture, with special interest in claims about media influence; beliefs about the arts; and the value of cultural choices. She is involved with community organizations that address addiction and recovery.
Is Art Good for Us? Beliefs about High Culture in American Life (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).
Questions our taken-for-granted assumptions about the transformational power of high culture.
"Fandom as Pathology: The Consequences of Characterization" in McQuail’s Reader in Mass Communication Theory, edited by Denis McQuail (Sage, 2002), 342-354.
Explores the misrepresentation of popular culture fans as deranged and desperate.
The Nashville Sound: Authenticity, Commercialization and Country Music (Vanderbilt, 1998).
Explores how and why we want music to be “authentic,” in relation to concerns about the effects of commerce on culture.
Redeeming Modernity: Contradictions in Media Criticism (Sage, 1990).
Analyzes how the media are blamed for the perceived ills of modern life.
Guest to discuss the media and society on PBS’s “Power of Ideas” , December 20, 2001.