Lauren Savit

Lauren Savit

Graduate Student, 2015 Cohort


M.A., Gender/Cultural Studies, Simmons College, 2014

M.S., Communications Management, Simmons College, 2014

B.A., Religious Studies and English & American Literature, New York University, 2008

About Lauren Savit

My dissertation “Re/Mediating Women: Postfeminism in the #MeToo Era” examines contemporary media texts that reveal an ideological shift in how women are represented and represent themselves within the cultural domain of power. Specifically, I analyze the made-for-television movie Confirmation (2016); the feature film I, Tonya (2017); and the limited television series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (2016), which all challenge the tarnished reputations of iconic figures from the 1990s—Anita Hill, Tonya Harding, and Marcia Clark—that dominated mainstream U.S. media at the time by confronting audiences’ understandings of the stories being told.


Peer Reviewed

Accepted for Publication – “Examining the Fan Labor of Episodic TV Podcast Hosts,” Transformative Works and Cultures, no. 34. Forthcoming September 2020.


Book Reviews                           

Review of How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics: From Welfare Reform to Foreclosure to Trump by Laura Briggs. Feminist Theory 20.3 (2019): 341-2.

Review of The Undersea Network, by Nicole Starosielski. Feminist Review 115.1 (2017): 195-6