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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Media, Film & Journalism Studies


Faculty & Staff

Rachael A. Liberman, PhD

Rachel LibermanOffice Location: Media, Film & Journalism Studies, Room 123

Phone: 303-871-3976

Email: [email protected]

About: Professor Liberman is a Teaching Assistant Professor and current Undergraduate Director in the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies at University of Denver. Her research focuses on the production and circulation of discourses of gender and sexuality in contemporary media culture; and in particular, the mediation of sexual subjectivity.

On Leave, Spring Quarter 2019: Dr. Liberman will be out of the office for Spring Quarter.

Dr. Lynn Schofield Clark will be serving as Undergraduate Director in Dr. Liberman's absence. Make an appointment with Dr. Clark

Selected Classes: 

  • MFJS 2210: Introduction to Media and Culture
  • FSEM 1111 96: Media, Power & Sexualization
  • ASEM 2728: Gender, Race & Class in Media
  • ASEM 2742: Media & Marketplace Feminism


  • PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder (2013)
  • MA, The New School (2008)
  • BA, Marquette University (2007)

Selected Publications:

  • Liberman, Rachael. 2015. 'It's a Really Great Tool': Feminist Pornography and the Promotion of Sexual Subjectivity. Porn Studies, 2(2-3): 174-191.
  • Liberman, Rachael. 2015. "Beyond Hate-Watching: Audience Approaches to the Spectacle of Femininity" in R. E. Silverman, Ed., The Fantasy of Reality: Critical Essays on The Real Housewives. Peter Lang: New York.
  • Sun, Chyng, Rachael Liberman, Allison Butler, Sun Young Lee & Rachel L. Webb. 2015. "Shifting Receptions: Asian American Stereotypes and the Exploration of Comprehensive Media Literacy." The Communication Review 18: 294-314.

Websites: Rachael Liberman

Find out more about Dr. Liberman from her Faculty Spotlight article, featured in the Spring 2017 issue of the MFJS Newsletter: Faculty Spotlight: Rachael Liberman.