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Brittany A.
All But Dissertation


Brittany Farr's research examines representations of women and violence in the media through the lens of cultural studies and feminist theory. With an emphasis on the production, political economy, and historical context of these representations, Farr seeks to make sense of the way that scenes of violence are mapped onto women's bodies in contemporary U.S. culture. Her work takes "low" cultural artifacts (like The Hunger Games and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as starting points for examining the ways in which different kinds of violence are commodified and the intersections between this commodification and postfeminism. Her research interests are postfeminism, neoliberalism, race and ethnicity, and feminist theory.