Kim Golombisky

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Associate Professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies & Undergraduate Studies Director
Office: CMC 202N

Curriculum Vitae


A former advertising and public relations professional, Kim Golombisky joined the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies in 2011. Her teaching and scholarship focus on feminist media studies and public discourses.

Her recent publications include:

Golombisky, K. (Ed.) (2019). Feminist perspectives on advertising. What’s the big idea? Lanham, MD: Lexington/Rowman & Littlefield.

Golombisky, K., & Kreshel, P. (Eds.) (2017). Feminists, feminisms, and advertising. Some restrictions apply. Lanham, MD: Lexington/Rowman & Littlefield.

Hagen, R., & Golombisky K. (2017, 3rd ed.). White space is not your enemy: A beginner’s guide to communicating visually through graphic, web & multimedia design. New York: CRC/Focal Press, Taylor and Francis Group.
At USF, she has served as graduate director in the Department of Women’s & Gender Studies and as interim director in the Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications. She has chaired the USF Title IX Committee and the Women’s Caucus of the National Communication Association. She earned a Top Scholar Award from the Organization for Research on Women and Communication, and she has been visiting faculty on diversity at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies. Her consulting clients have included Walt Disney World Resorts, Progressive Insurance, and Publix Super Markets.


Ph.D., Communication, University of South Florida, Tampa, 2001
M.A., Mass Communications, University of South Florida, Tampa, 1995
B.A., Journalism, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1982