Prof. Blakely is an associate professor of magazine journalism and also teaches a graduate seminar, Literature of Journalism. She is the author of the critically acclaimed books, Wake Me When It’s Over, American Mom and Red, White and Oh So Blue. Her essays on social and political issues have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, LIFE, Vogue and other US publications. Her work has been collected in 14 writing anthologies and published in Australia, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Japan. In 2012, Prof. Blakely won the O.O. McIntyre Professorship for excellence in teaching. Her television appearances include news commentaries on the Today Show, Oprah, Larry King Live, CBS This Morning, CNN and other news programmes.