With a Ph.D. in Intercultural Media Education and Women’s Studies, Jennifer Abod is an award winning feminist media producer and professor who was part of the dawning of the second wave of feminism in the U.S
Her video documentaries include: “The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen,” “The Edge of Each Others Battles: The Vision Of Audre Lorde,” “Look us in the Eye: The Old Women’s Project.
A Radio Profile of Audre Lorde.
Abod hosted and produced news, features, live talk shows, documentaries and specials programming on public and commercial radio in Connecticut, Philadelphia and Boston for 19 years. Abod was the first woman in Connecticut to host a nightly AM radio talk show, “The Jennifer Abod Show.” She was a media specialist at Digital Equipment Corporation.
In the 1970s, Abod was a singer/songwriter in the New Haven Women’s Liberation Rock Band and co-writer of “The Liberation of Lydia” the first feminist radio soap opera.
Dr. Abod taught at U. Mass Boston, Worcester State, Hofstra University and Cal State Long Beach.
Co-founder and singer of the New Haven (CT) Women’s Liberation Rock Band and co-writer of “The Liberation of Lydia” the first feminist radio soap opera, she hosted and produced programs on community, public, and commercial radio in New Haven, Philadelphia and Boston for nearly twenty years.
The first woman in Connecticut to host a nightly AM radio talk program, “The Jennifer Abod Show,” which she ran for four years. In 1988 she created Profile Productions to produce and distribute media featuring feminist activists and cultural workers, particularly women of color and lesbians who influence broad constituencies.
She created her first audio documentary, “Audre Lorde: An Audio Profile.” While working for several years as a media specialist for Digital Equipment Corporation, directing, writing and producing corporate audio and videotapes, she was determined to access the skills she would need to document women’s lives.
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