Becca Cragin

Assistant Professor
Popular Culture
Ph.D., Emory University

201 Popular Culture Building

Becca Cragin received her Ph.D. in Women's Studies from Emory University in 2002. Her research examines the representation of feminist and queer issues in television and film, particularly in comedy and crime genres. Some of the courses she teaches include: TV Sitcoms, Popular Culture Research, Watching the Detectives: Gender, Crime, and the Media, and TV as Popular Culture (grad).

Research/Teaching Interests
Contemporary TV (comedy/crime genres), queer and feminist representation on TV, queer and feminist media and cultural studies.

Recent Publications:
Cragin, Becca (2015) “Teaching Sexuality through Media,” Feminist Teacher, vol. 25, no. 2-3, pp. 169-188.

Recent Presentations:
Cragin, Becca. “Nobody’s a Freak No More”: Comedy and Drama in Season 3 of Orange is the New Black, Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, Seattle, WA (March 2016).