The CTV Project focuses on 4 types of research:
Content Analysis: We do content analysis and sociolinguistic analysis to track trends in the presentation of race, ethnicity, gender and age in children’s animated programming.
Examination of Content Producers: We try to understand why those who create children’s programming make the decisions they do through a series of in-depth interviews with writers, producers, directors, vocal casting directors and voice actors.
- Investigation of Children’s Conceptualizations and Ideas about CTV: We investigate how children consume children’s programming and their subsequent perceptions and ideas about the world as a result of their media consumption.
Investigation of Parental Involvement and Interventions around CTV: We investigate the role that parents play in children’s consumption of media as well as their involvement and possible interventions pertaining to CTV.
Dobrow, J. R., & Gidney, C. L. (1998). The Good, the Bad, and the Foreign: The Use of Dialect in Children’s Animated Television. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 557, 105-119.
CTV work presented at a special session of SRCD, Fall 2016
Tia Kaul (2000): “Talk of the ‘Toons: Implications of Dialect Use in Children’s Animated Television”
Virginia Ebbert (2003): ‘One’s Bad; One’s Good’: Children Voice the Distinctions between Animated Heroes and Villains”
Elizabeth Berger (2017)
Quasebarth, Griffin. (2015). Zero to Hero: Standards of Beauty among Animated Heroes and Villains. Unpublished Senior Honors Thesis.
Deborah Frank (2015): “Are you a Good Witch or a Bad Witch? Female Stereotypes in Animated Television”
Tia Kaul (1998): “From Arthur to Angelica: The Depiction of Gender Roles on Children’s Television and Children’s Ideas of Gender”