Faculty

Rachel E. Dubrofsky

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Affiliated Department(s)
Professor, Departments of Humanities & Cultural Studies and Women's & Gender Studies

contact information

Email: rdubrofsky@usf.edu
Office: CIS 3040
Pronouns: She/Her

Biography

Dr. Dubrofsky's research is rooted in a critical/cultural studies tradition, with a focus on popular culture (reality TV, television, social media, film, selfies, music videos, news), with an emphasis on issues of race and gender and a focus on surveillance, whiteness, and authenticity. Some of her work has appeared in the journals Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication Theory, Communication, Culture and Critique, Feminist Media Studies, and Television and New Media. She is the author of The Surveillance of Women on Reality Television: Watching The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, the co-editor of the collection Feminist Surveillance Studies, and the author of Authenticating Whiteness: Karens, Selfies, and Pop Stars.

RESEARCH AREAS

Critical/Cultural Studies, media studies, gender, race, digital media, reality TV, surveillance

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