I graduated from Princeton University in 2009 with a concentration in Sociology. In January 2011, I started writing my doctoral dissertation in Media Studies through the Journalism and Media Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. I am the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award, a competitive scholarship awarded to students of exceptional research potential.
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.
I completed my doctoral work in June 2014 and my doctorate will be officially conferred in September 2014. You can read my dissertation, Gender, sex, and power in the postfeminist romantic comedy, here.