Welcome to the personal website of Brooke Erin Duffy, Ph.D.

I'm an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Cornell University, where my research and teaching explore the interrelationships between media, culture, and technology. My specific areas of interest include digital and social media; gender, feminism, and identity; media and cultural production; and the impact of new technologies on work and labor. 

 

research

I'm currently conducting research in three overlapping areas: (1) digital labor, with a focus on gender and class inequalities; (2) cultural workers' digital self-branding practices; & (3) emergent technologies and political economies of creative and cultural production. 

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Books

My second book, (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work, is forthcoming this spring. It chronicles the experiences of fashion bloggers, beauty vloggers, and aspiring digital influencers as they work to "make it" online. 

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Teaching

This spring, I'm teaching New Media and Society (COMM/INFO 3200), an undergraduate lecture that explores the impact of digital media and information technologies on contemporary culture, politics, economics, identity, labor, and more. 

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