Research and Creative Interestsfandom, audiences, media industries, celebrity, gender studies, girls' media studies,
Megan Connor is a fourth year PhD candidate in the Media School. She received her B.A. in English and Communication & Culture from Indiana University and her M.A. in Media Studies from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Megan's dissertation examines girls' magazines from the 2000s as a vehicle for teen celebrity cross-promotion, branding, and labor, as well as analyzing the role of these magazines in the construction and circulation of discourses of femininity, sexuality, and consumption for girls. She has presented her work at many conferences including National Women's Studies Association, FLOW, Console-ing Passions, and Society for Cinema & Media Studies. Her work on fan art, racebending, and black Hermione Granger will be published in a forthcoming anthology on black girlhoods.