Graduate Teaching Fellow

Email: Megan.wood.gillette@unc.edu
Office: 303 Bingham Hall
Office Hours: Wednesday 11:10-12:10PM & By Appointment






B.A., Communication Studies, and minor in Leadership Studies, Christopher Newport University, with Honors

M.A., Communication Studies, University of South Florida

Megan received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in media criticism from Christopher Newport University in 2011 and her Master in Communication Studies from the University of South Florida in 2013 with a concentration in cultural studies. She is currently a Roster Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication, and recipient of the university’s Certificate in Cultural Studies.


Research Interests

Megan teaches and researches in the areas of media and cultural studies. Her research broadly explores the interpenetration of culture, economy, and politics with an eye toward rethinking dominant frameworks for understanding power and agency in the present. Her major research projects have included investigations of the cultural politics of major corporations (her dissertation), the explanatory power of the figure of “the white working class” in light of the political events of 2016, and the implications of surveillance for gendered and racialized bodies in a“post-feminist” media culture. Her work has appeared in Cultural StudiesCommunication Studies, Communication & Critical/Cultural Studies, Lateral, Sexuality & Culture, and the Duke anthology Feminist Surveillance Studies, among others. For more information on her research teaching, and other scholarly pursuits, check out her website: meganmwood.com