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Niki Fritz

Department of Telecommunications
nrfritz 'at' indiana 'dot' edu


I graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2008. After a 5-year dalliance with “the real world” as a freelance writer and non-profit paper pusher, I am thrilled to be returning to the ivory towers of academia to pursue my Master’s Degree in Telecommunications at IU.

I’m mainly interested in studying the effect of pornography on women as well as the influence of feminist pornography. Recently there has been quite a bit of interest in the perceived increase in women consuming porn. I want to investigate not only the content of female-focused pornography but also the motivations and effect of consumption. As an avid (but non-bra-burning) feminist and former board member of the Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women, I’m also interested in the intersection of feminism and pornography such as the grey area between “female-friendly” and feminist porn.

When I’m not busy thinking about porn, I always enjoy a good downward dog, any concert that features a banjo or a full cup of coffee and the latest Atlantic. I’m also currently writing for Role Reboot and Thought Catalog.