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Watching the World Cup, American style
This project explores the role of international sport and mass media in the processes of identity formation and the creation of symbolic boundaries between groups. Using qualitative content analysis I document the patterned ...
Gender, nation, and transnationalism
This investigation explores how nations are portrayed within the limitations of an international community. Faced with an ever-shrinking world, media in the United States address international political problems through ...
The supermen of the Justice League and X-Men
Media representations of masculinity have become increasingly popular in recent academic analysis, but few have considered the medium of comic books. Through the lens of hegemonic masculinity, this project seeks to fill ...
Peer mentoring’s impact on gender identity in college men
This study contributes to a body of literature that looks for effective responses to the decline in academic performance and success in college men, the research into the effects of peer-led mentoring programs and the ...
This dissertation considers how a discourse of queer dilettantism developed in England over the second half of the nineteenth-century. Scholars of sexuality and gender have examined this period for its vibrant and shifting ...