Splash Biography

ELIZABETH MASHKOW, Macaulay Junior and Future English Teacher

Major: English and Adolescent Education

College/Employer: Macaulay

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Elizabeth Mashkow is a Macaulay Honors student at Hunter College majoring in English and Adolescent Education. In her junior year, Elizabeth is President of the Macaulay Book Club, and throughout her college career she has worked as both a tutor at Hunter College's Writing Center and as an assistant to one of her favorite professors. Elizabeth aspires to become a middle- and high-school English teacher and will student teach at a New York City high school in Fall of 2018.

Past Classes

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H59: “Who Run the World?”: Feminist Analysis of Pop Music in Splash 2018 (Mar. 10, 2018)
Feminism is a hot topic in pop culture today. Last year, Billboard magazine declared feminism to be “a job requirement” for pop stars. Many pop stars, including Beyoncé, Harry Styles, and Taylor Swift, are self-proclaimed feminists, while stars such as Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, and even Lady Gaga have faced criticism for calling the term into question. But what does it mean to be “feminist” anyway? And what is today’s pop music actually saying about women? In this course, we will discuss and define the idea of feminism and some of the key concepts related to feminist theory. Then, we will analyze some of your favorite pop songs to decide how feminist they really are.