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Jennifer Moorman

Jennifer Moorman 2

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Faculty Memorial Hall, Room 451


Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies from UCLA, 2014; B.A. in English from Smith College, 2002

Biography and Research Interests

Jennifer Moorman earned her Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies from UCLA in 2014. Her research focuses on gender, sexuality, race, class, and dis/ability in film, television, and online media. Her research interests include media industries and production studies, gender and sexuality studies, film and television genres, ecocriticism, critical carceral studies, experimental film and video, queer theory, and the political economy of pornography. Her published work has touched on women directors of adult video and representations of queer women in U.S. television programming. She is currently working on a book manuscript, entitled The Softer Side of Hardcore? Women Filmmakers in Pornographic Production Cultures. Before joining the Communication & Media Studies faculty at Fordham, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Loyola Marymount University, and has also lectured at UCLA, CSU Long Beach, Otis College, and Chapman University. In addition to teaching for CMS, she is affiliated faculty and serves on the board of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program.


Selected Publications

“Selling a Rebellion: The Industrial Logic of Mainstream Alt-Porn,” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies 32.2 (95), 2017.

“‘The Hardest of Hardcore’: Locating Feminist Possibilities in Women’s Extreme Adult Film Production,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 42.3 (Spring), 2017.

“Busting Out: Caged Heat and the Women in Prison Film,” [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies 2.1 (March), co-authored with Manohla Dargis and Dawn Fratini, 2015

Courses Taught

Media & Sexuality

Understanding Film

Film Theory & Criticism

The Horror Film

Queer Theories