Gender, Sexuality, and Media

This course will approach questions of gender, sexuality, and power in popular media, from early cinema’s appeals to middle-class female audiences at the turn of the last century, to the contemporary use of social media by feminist activists of color. Gender, sexuality, and identity will be viewed at the intersections of other biological and social categories, including race, class, orientation, ability, and ethnicity. We will examine the ways in which different media forms can be used to complicate, reinforce, exploit, or challenge those hierarchies.



L01 & F01

Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm &
Mondays, 7:30 - 9:40 pm


Amy Herzog