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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Media, Film & Journalism Studies


Faculty & Staff

Rachael A. Liberman, PhD

Rachel LibermanOffice Location: Media, Film & Journalism Studies, Room 103

Phone: 303-871-3976


Areas of Focus

  • Feminist media studies
  • Media literacy
  • Porn studies
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Qualitative and interpretive research methods
  • Sexual subjectivity
  • Marketplace/commodity 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.

Online Resources

Twitter: @rachaeliberman