PhD, The Ohio State University
Areas of Expertise: Media, Gender, and Intersectional Studies
Christine Scodari is a Professor of Media Studies and a Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Associate whose teaching and scholarship navigates among multiperspectival analyses of media institutions, texts, and/or participatory cultures across media platforms, highlighting digital media from a gender perspective as gender intersects with class, age, race, and/or other aspects of identity. Among the topics and texts considered in her published works include science fiction film and television fandom, soap opera, the gender/age intersection, and gender, race and class in family An award-winning article in the Journal of American Culture, “Roots, Representation, and Resistance: Family History Media and Culture through a Critical Lens,” led to her newest book, Alternate Roots: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Genealogy Media (2018, University Press of Mississippi). The book develops a critical approach to family history by investigating genealogy related television programs, websites and archives, books and documentaries, participatory cultural practices such as online negotiation of genealogy media and family history travel, and genetic genealogy. The volume incorporates her personal journey into family history, particularly involving her Italian and Italian American ancestry.