Aviva Dove-Viebahn joined the Film and Media Studies program in the Department of English in 2018, after six years as a faculty fellow in ASU's Barrett Honors College. She earned her doctorate in visual and cultural studies at the University of Rochester and her master's in art history at the University of Virginia. Prior to ASU, she taught film, women’s studies and the interdisciplinary humanities at the University of Northern Colorado. From 2012-2018, she was the Web Content Manager for the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and an ex-officio member of its Board of Directors. Currently a contributing editor at Ms. magazine, she is responsible for its Scholar Writing Program and serves on the magazine's advisory Committee of Scholars. Ms. magazine frequently carries her essays and reviews in both its print edition and online. In addition to her scholarship and public writing, Dove-Viebahn has co-written several screenplays (with Brittany K. Fonte), one of which has been produced, with two other scripts in development.
Dove-Viebahn's academic interests concentrate on gender, race, and representation in popular culture; contemporary visual art and media, including film and television; and the role of the spectator in the digital age. Her current book project, There She Goes Again: Gender, Power, and Knowledge in Contemporary Film and Television Franchises, explores representations of feminine intuition, as a contested and ambivalent form of gendered power and knowledge, in contemporary media.