Jennifer Abod, with a Ph.D. in Intercultural Media Education and Women’s Studies, 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. 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. She completed her first feature video documentary in 2002: “The Edge of Each Other’s Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde,” which is currently being screened in national and international venues.
Abod is available for presentations and workshops. Additionally, for the past two years, Abod has organized and moderated “Fighting Racism: White Feminist Stories” a panel and work session at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference which has provided an opportunity for white women to reflect and learn from each other’s experiences after years of work.