Meenakshi Gigi Durham


Meenakshi Gigi Durham is Professor and Collegiate Scholar in the University of Iowa’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Her research addresses gender and sexuality in the media, emphasizing embodiment, intersectional identities, transnational feminisms, and sexual violence. Her articles have appeared in leading communication journals, and she serves on many editorial boards. Her books include MeToo: The Impact of Rape Culture in the Media, Technosex, The Lolita Effect, and Media and Cultural Studies: KeyWorks.  Among her numerous honors are the May Brodbeck Award Distinguished Achievement Award for Faculty and the President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Iowa, as well as the Teresa Award for the Advancement of Feminist Scholarship from the International Communication Association.