Christine Scodari

Christine Scodari


Christine Scodari
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.

Recent Publications

Scodari Serial Monogamy: Soap Opera, Lifespan, and the Gendered Politics of Fantasy




alternateAlternate Roots: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Genealogy Media






MMC 4704: Media, Representation, and Diversity

RTV 4412: Gender and Television

MMC 6705: Feminist Cultural Studies

RTV 6417: Gender and Screen Cultures

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