Jessalynn Keller, Ph.D.Ph.D. in Media Studies University of Texas at Austin, USA
Master of Journalism University of British Columbia, Canada
Bachelor of Arts, Honours University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Areas of Research
My reserach interrogates gender politics and mediated identities within popular digital cultures, particularly in relation to contemporary feminist activism. I have written about specific topics that include girl feminist bloggers, hashtag feminisms, teen feminist media mogul Tavi Gevinson, model Tyra Banks, the politics of inclusivity online, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner's game app. I am author of Girls' Feminist Blogging in a Postfeminist Age (Routledge 2015) and have also published scholarship in the Journal of Gender Studies, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Celebrity Studies, Information, Communication & Society, and Women's Studies International Forum, as well as in several edited anthologies, including the forthcoming Mediated Girlhoods 2 (edited by Morgan Genevieve Blue and Mary Celeste Kearney). I am a founding steering committee member of the International Girls' Studies Association and was a plenary speaker at the 2016 Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism.
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I welcome graduate students (both MA and PhD) interested in the following:digital media cultures; feminist theory and methods, including critical race and queer theories; popular and celebrity culture; girls' media and cultures; historical and contemporary feminisms; social activism and media
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