Meenakshi Gigi Durham Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meenakshi_Gigi_Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham
Academic background
ThesisIs it all in the telling?: A study of the role of text schemas and schematic text structures in the recall and comprehension of printed news stories (1990)
Academic work
InstitutionsUniversity of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Main interestsMedia and the politics of the body

Meenakshi Gigi Durham is an Indian professor of communication studies and writer. Durham was born in Mangalore, India but moved to the United States and then Canada at a young age. She is a full professor at the University of Iowa, with a joint appointment in the journalism and mass communication departments.[1] She was previously a Faculty Fellow in the Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development. She was also the Associate Faculty, Director of the Obermann Center of Advanced Studies, and she is a member of the board of directors for the Project of Rhetoric of Inquiry.[2][better source needed]

Durham sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Communication, Feminist Media Studies, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication, Culture & Critique and Sexualization, Media, and Society. From 2007-2016, she was executive editor of the Journal of Communication Inquiry.

Selected publications[edit]

Durham, Meenakshi Gigi (2021). MeToo : the impact of rape culture in the media. Cambridge, UK. ISBN 1-5095-4778-9. OCLC 1247663066.

Durham, Meenakshi Gigi (2016). Technosex : precarious corporealities, mediated sexualities, and the ethics of embodied technics. London. ISBN 978-3-319-28142-1. OCLC 956730966.

Durham, M. Gigi (2009). The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization of Young Girls and What We Can Do About It. Abrams. ISBN 978-1-59020-594-5.


  1. ^ "Meenakshi Gigi Durham | Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies". clas.uiowa.edu. Retrieved 2022-02-12.
  2. ^ Durham, M. (n.d.). LinkedIn: Meenakshi Durham. Retrieved February 21, 2017, from https://www.linkedin.com/in/meenakshi-durham-4a9b31ab

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