MARIA DEROSE (309) 833-3941 mariaderose@aol.com EDUCATION May 2006 Doctor of Philosophy Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH American Culture Studies Program (Women's Studies and Popular Culture concentrations) Dissertation: Searching for Wonder Women: Examining Women's Non-violent Power through Feminist Science Fiction May 2006 Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH ? Includes 12 courses in Feminist Theories, Feminist Media Studies, History of Feminisms, Women and Race /Ethnicity / Globalization, Feminist Literature, and Gender and Sexualities / Queer Theory August 2000 Master of Arts Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH American Culture Studies Program, Ethnic Studies focus Thesis: Not Just Rum and Coca Cola: Hollywood's Construction of the Caribbean, 1930s 1990s ? Includes internship at Banyan Productions, Trinidad and Tobago December 1995 Bachelor of Arts Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI English major, Communications / Film Studies minor ? Includes additional semester-long Film Studies and Production program through the Los Angeles Film Studies Center, and an internship at Bette Midler's All Girl Productions, Los Angeles, CA