Amanda Gochanour

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Amanda’s research focuses on gender and media with an emphasis on intersectional theory and methods.  While Amanda has focused most intently on studying traditional media, such as television and films, she has also studied new forms of media, specifically how sociologists can use Twitter to collect large amounts of data on a number of topics.

Amanda is currently working on her dissertation, which seeks to answer the following question: How do women characters in fictional television programs express and enact their sexuality, and how do those ways differ according to race, class, and sexual orientation?