I graduated from Princeton University in 2009 with a concentration in Sociology. In late 2010, I received an Australian Postgraduate Award, a competitive scholarship awarded by the Commonwealth Government to students of exceptional research potential, and in January 2011, I began my doctoral work at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. I received my PhD in Arts and Media in November 2014.
My undergraduate thesis, Outsider Trading, chronicled the experiences of women in their early- and mid-twenties who work on Wall Street’s traditionally male-dominated trading floors. My research was conducted under the supervision of Professor Viviana Zelizer. My doctoral research focused on how contemporary Hollywood romantic comedies depict gender, sex, and power, and was supervised by Professor Jane Mills.
You can read my dissertation, Gender, sex, and power in the postfeminist romantic comedy, here.