Alexandra Sastre

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Alexandra Sastre
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Ph.D. candidate
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University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication
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I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. My scholarship examines how the body is operationalized as a critical communicative tool across popular culture from reality television to social media, but of late I am focused on how its representation within the digital sphere works to produce particular subjectivities. My interest is in how media work to both constitute and reflect our understanding of embodied identity, and I see my work as unpacking the raced and gendered systems of power that inform this social imaginary.


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