Karisa Butler-Wall, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She teaches courses in gender and communication, film studies, and critical media studies.
Butler-Wall’s research and teaching interests focus on intersections of gender, sexuality, and disability in media and popular culture. Her scholarship explores the role of film, television, video, and digital media in shaping social and cultural norms, particularly in relationship to health and embodiment.
Her work has been published in Women’s Studies Quarterly, Disability Studies Quarterly, Routledge History of American Sexuality, and Out History.
University of Minnesota, PhD in American Studies, Wesleyan University, BA in Sociology
American Studies Association; Critical Ethnic Studies Association; National Women’s Studies Association; Society for Cinema and Media Studies; Society for Disability Studies; Phi Beta Kappa