Brooke Erin Duffy, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Cornell University, where her research and teaching explore the interrelationships between media, culture, and technology.  Her specific areas of interest include digital and social media; gender and feminist media studies; cultural production; online self-presentation; and the impact of emergent technologies on work and labor.  You can learn more by reading her bio or downloading her CV

 

 
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NEWS

Duffy recently discussed the phenomenon of "Finsta" (fake + Instagram) accounts with Ramona Pringle of CBC News. She also published a feature on the topic in Quartz

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Books

Her latest book, (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Workwas published this summer by Yale University Press. You can read some coverage here.

research

She is conducting research in three main areas: (1) digital labor, with a focus on gender and class inequalities; (2) social media user's self-branding practices; and (3) media industries in the social media age.  

 

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Teaching

This fall, Duffy is teaching Comm 4260: Gender and Media, an undergraduate seminar which explores the intersection of communication, culture, and identity. The course syllabus is available here.