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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Media, Film & Journalism Studies

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Taylor Nygaard, PhD

Taylor NygaardOffice Location: Media, Film & Journalism Studies, Room 125A

Areas of Focus

Representations of gender across contemporary media in relation to youth consumer culture and the convergent media industries.

Education

  • PhD, University of Southern California (2013)
  • MA, University of Southern California (2007)
  • BA, University of California Berkeley (2005)

Selected Accomplishments

Taylor Nygaard was recently a teaching fellow and postdoctoral scholar at the University of Southern California Division of Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts. Her research and experience focus on representations of gender across contemporary media, technologies, and genres, in relation to youth consumer culture and the convergent media industries.

Publications

Nygaard, Taylor. Ed. “Television Connectivity,” special issue of Spectator: The University of Southern California Journal of Film and Television Criticism 34.2 (Fall 2014)

“Queer Cyberbullying and Policing the Self-Brand” in ed. Christopher Pullen, Queer Youth and Media Cultures. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (Forthcoming 2014)

“Girls Just Want to be ‘Quality’: HBO, Lena Dunham, and Girls’ Conflicting Brand Identity,” Commentary and Criticism, Feminist Media Studies (February 2013).

“Selling the Hypersexual Body: Tila Tequila’s ‘Alternative’ Gender Performances Across New and Old Media Platforms,” in ed. Julia Himberg “Race, Sexuality, & Television,” special issue of Spectator: The University of Southern California Journal of Film and Television Criticism 31.2 (Fall 2011)