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. 



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. 



This fall, I'm teaching Comm 4260: Gender and Media, an undergraduate seminar which explores the intersection of media, culture, and identity. My syllabus is available here.

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News and events

My new book, (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work, was recently published. It chronicles the experiences of fashion bloggers, beauty vloggers, and aspiring digital influencers as they work to "make it" in the online economy. 

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