Rachael Liberman

Rachael Liberman

Teaching Associate Professor

  • Faculty

What I do

I am a Teaching Associate Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies. I teach courses such as Introduction to Media & Culture; Media, Power & Sexualization; and Identity, Power & Media Culture. My teaching and research interests operate at the intersection(s) of digital media culture, sexual subjectivity and critical theory.


media studies; critical pedagogy; feminist theory; cultural studies

Professional Biography

My scholarship centers on the critical exploration of sexuality and digital media culture; more specifically, issues related to sexual subjectivity, the pornography industry, and contemporary iterations of feminist movement. Since then, my research has shifted to a broader inquiry into pornography literacy, as well as questions about commodity feminism and other developments within feminist media studies. Currently, as a Teaching Associate Professor, I am dedicated to the development of my pedagogy, and regard education as a space for agency and social change.


  • Ph.D., Communication, University of Colorado Boulder, 2013
  • MA, Media Studies, The New School, 2007
  • BA, Journalism, Marquette University , 2003

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Queer & Ally Training (Levels I & II)
  • Teaching Online Workshop
  • Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies