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Wood

Graduate Teaching Fellow

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

 

 

 

 

Education

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 Royster Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication, and recipient of the university’s Certificate in Cultural Studies.

 

Research Interests

Megan’s teaching and research are committed to the intellectual field and practice of cultural studies. She primarily teaches courses on the history and practice of cultural studies; the historical, theoretical, and cultural contexts of media and popular culture; and theories of gender and feminist politics. In her research, Megan pays special attention to the role of media (from television shows and social media sites to legal doctrines and financial instruments) in shaping the way people think and feel about the institutions that govern their lives, such as the democratic state and the for-profit corporation. Her major research projects have included investigations tracing the cultural politics of corporations across decisive conjunctures (her dissertation), the explanatory power of the figure of “the white working class” in light of the political events of 2016, and the ordinary and extraordinary roles of surveillance in everyday life. Her work has appeared in Cultural Studies, Communication 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.