Jennifer Smith Klein

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Jennifer Klein is an art historian, educator, author and curator. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Art History with distinction from California State University, Northridge. Her master’s thesis “Wonder Woman: Fighting for Her Rights in Her Satin Tights” explored the nature of one of the greatest comic book characters ever created, Wonder Woman. Klein looked at the character not only as a member of DC Comics’ “Big Three” (which includes Superman and Batman), but also at the evolving personality of Wonder Woman, and how she faithfully reflected popular culture around her.

Currently teaching at California State University, Northridge and Moorpark College, Klein lectures on subject matter ranging from Paleolithic art to the major works of today. She has presented at major art historical conferences and acted as the Vice President of the Art Historians of Southern California (2011-12). She served as the President of the Art History Student Association at CSUN, and is a member of the College Art Association and the Archaeological Institute of America. She is also a card-carrying member of the Three Stooges Fan Club. In 2015 she co-authored the book Back to the Future Almanac 1985-2015, and is currently co-curating an exhibition of original Back to the Future production art, original props and costumes for The Hollywood Museum, set to open December 2019. Her art history lecture series of videos can be found on You Tube, on the Doc Holliday channel. 

Chapters  ART & MASS MEDIA by Betty Ann Brown 2005
Preface |  Chapter 01 | Chapter 02 | Chapter 03 | Chapter 04 | Chapter 05 | Chapter 06 | Chapter 07 | Chapter 08 | Chapter 09 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13