University of Calgary

Rebecca Sullivan

  • Professor

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Rebecca Sullivan specializes in feminist media and cultural studies. Her work bridges analysis of popular cultural representations with media industries and political, legal and regulatory frameworks that circumscribe women's agency and bodily integrity in the public sphere.

She is the author of Visual Habits: Nuns, Feminism and American Postwar Popular Culture (2005),the co-author of Canadian Television Today (2006) and Becoming Biosubjects (2011), and co-editor of How Canadians Communicate: Contexts of Popular Culture (2010). 

Rebecca is currently a Fellow in the Calgary Institute for the Humanities (2010-11). She is a past Killam Resident Fellow (2003-4) and past Senior Fellow of the Institute for United States Policy Research (2007-8). She has held two SSHRC standard research grants and is currently developing a national team-based project on Canadian Porn Cultures. 




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