Faculty | Mary L. Gray
Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Culture
- Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2004
Professor Gray's teaching and research interests include: intersections of new media, social movements, and cultural identity; social theory and ethnography of gender and sexuality; sociology of youth and public culture; qualitative methodologies, particularly ethnography online and in non-urban settings; and pedagogy of research ethics and its relationship to the construction of scientific knowledge and practice.
Courses Recently Taught
- CMCL 203 Gender, Sexuality, and the Media: Introduction to Queer Representations in Popular U.S. Cinema
- CMCL 334 Current Topics in CMCL: Queering Sexuality and Gender in the Media
- CMCL 337 New Media: History and Contemporary Experiences of New Media
- CMCL 445 Media, Culture, and Politics: Media, Social Movements, and the Politics of Representing Dissent
- CMCL 620 Media, Politics, and Power: Ethnographic Approaches to New Media: Configuring the Object of Analysis in New Media Research
- CMCL 793 level (in development) Seminar in Media: Performing Belonging: Queer(ing) Identities and Mediascapes
Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America. New York: New York University Press, 2009.
2009 “‘Queer Nation is Dead/Long Live Queer Nation’: The Politics and Poetics of Social Movement and Media Representation” Critical Studies in Media Communication. 26(3), August: 212-236.
2009 “Negotiating Identities/Queering Desires: Coming Out Online and the Remediation of the Coming Out Story” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. 14(4) July.
In Your Face: Stories from the lives of queer youth. New York: Haworth Press, 1999.