Adrienne Shaw
Adrienne Shaw
Assistant Professor
Departments: Media & Communication, Media Studies and Production
Office: 215-204-6201
Annenberg Hall, Room 203A

Biography

Adrienne Shaw is an assistant professor in Temple University’s Department of Media Studies and Production and a member of the School of Media and Communication graduate faculty. She is the author of Gaming at the Edge: Sexuality and Gender at the Margins of Gamer Culture. Her current primary project is the LGBTQ Game Archive.

Shaw earned her PhD in 2010 from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied the intersections of new media, minority representation and qualitative audience research.

Her research and teaching focus on

  • popular culture,
  • representations of gender and sexuality,
  • cultural production and qualitative audience research,
  • video games and gaming culture, and
  • identity and community construction via media consumption.

From 2011 to 2015, she served as co-chair of the International Communication Association’s LGBTQ Studies Special Interest Group and was a part of the government-funded CYCLES team.

Education

Degree

Field

School

PhD

Communication

University of Pennsylvania

MA

Communication

University of Pennsylvania

BA

Sociology, magna cum laude

Mount Holyoke College

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

MSP 3421

Techonology and Culture

Undergraduate

MSP 5114

Communication Research Medthods

Graduate

MSP 4541

Mobile Media

Undergraduate

MSP 4425

LGBT Media Representation

Undergraduate