Megan Genovese is interested in media texts as they reflect and construct social identities and cultural norms and in the dialogue between industry creators and audiences. Her current focus is on superheroes and contested narratives in canon and fan works.
Genovese graduated summa cum laude from Baylor University in 2015. Her scholarly background is in linguistics, rhetoric, culture studies, and media studies. Her undergraduate thesis, Boys, Girls, and Monsters: Regulation of Normative Gender in Supernatural, was a close reading of ideologies of gender, sexuality, and heroic identity in the (inexplicably still airing) CW program Supernatural.
Megan Genovese is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication. She studies entertainment media and media fandom, with focus on gender, sexuality, political expression, and cultural norms.