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"I Have No One, I Need Someone": Contextualizing Amanda Todd Within the "My Secrets" Video Genre
Using affect theory and feminist content analysis, this thesis situates the social media disclosures of BC teenager Amanda Todd within a larger genre of youth trauma videos on YouTube. Amanda's story has been deployed by ...
Performing Trauma: The It Gets Better Project as a Performance of White Trauma
Taking the It Gets Better Project as its case study, this thesis argues that the ways in which the project represents trauma is through an events-based model that centers the experiences of young, cis, white, gay boys. ...
Queer and Unusual Space: White Supremacy in Slash Fanfiction
My thesis exposes the ubiquity of white supremacy in the ostensibly queer practice of writing slash fanfiction. Slash fandom is often characterized as a queer online space that foregrounds women’s pleasure and functions ...