Maya Götz, Ph.D., is Head of the International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI) at the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting Corp.), Munich, Germany, and of the PRIX JEUNESSE Foundation. Her main field of work is research in the area of “children/youth and television” and gender-specific reception research. She conducts empirical studies such as, “Gender representation in children’s TV and its meaning for girls and boys”, “Fear and nightmares from TV” or “What’s so funny?” and over 180 studies to foster quality in current TV programmes. She published more than 240 articles and 14 books in the field of children, young people and television.
Her newest she has edited with Dafna Lemish: Beyond the stereotypes? Images of Boys and Girls, and their Consequences. Göteborg: Nordicom 2017. Her publications include among others: “TV-hero(in)es of boys and girls” (Peter Lang, 2014), Together with Dafna Lemish: “Sexy girls, Heroes and Funny Losers” (Peter Lang, 2012), “Children and media in times of war and conflict.” (Cresskill: Hampton Press 2007), “Media and the make-believe worlds of children – When Harry Potter meets Pokémon in Disneyland” (Mahwah, NJ: LEA 2005).