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Media, Film & Journalism Studies

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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.

Office Hours, Winter Quarter 2020: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Advising Hours, Winter Quarter 2020: Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Please click here to make an appointment with Dr. Liberman.

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.