Name: Brittany Farr
Year: 6th; ABD
Hometown: West Grove, PA
Undergraduate Institution: Harvard College
Research Areas: Media Studies; Critical Race Theory; Feminist Theory
Dissertation Topic: The legacy of the 1965 Moynihan Report in legislation, public policy, and popular culture.
Recent publications and presentations:
Netflix’s “Trojan Horse”: The Intersection of Entertainment and Prison Industries on Orange is the New Black. In K.P. McDonald & D. Smith-Rowsey (Eds.), The Netflix Effect. New York: Bloomsbury. (forthcoming)
Selling and Solving Domestic Violence: The Ethics of Mediated Violence and Identification. International Communication Association, San Juan. May 21-25, 2015
Farr, B. 2015. Contagious Blackness: Michelle Obama’s Performances of (Post)Black Motherhood and Her Campaign Against Childhood Obesity. Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Montreal. March 25-29, 2015
Student Research Groups: Summer Doctoral Institute for Difference in Media and Culture; ASE Black Diasporas Research Cluster
Favorite thing about USC Annenberg: The faculty. My committee members have been incredibly supportive throughout my time here. Their guidance and patience allowed me to develop a truly interdisciplinary dissertation project.