Media Matters

Gigi Durham, author of The Lolita Effect


This week our guest is Gigi Durham, author of The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization of Young Girls and What We Can Do About It. Durham's work centers on media and the politics of the body, with an emphasis on gender, sexuality, race, and youth cultures. Her work has appeared in leading academic journals, including Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication Theory, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, and Women's Studies in Communication. She is the co-editor, with Douglas M. Kellner, of Media and Cultural Studies: KeyWorks.