Alexandra Stamson

Alexandra (Alex) Stamson holds an M.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies from the Graduate Center CUNY, as well as a B.A. in Philosophy from SUNY Purchase, and a B.A. in Media and Communication from the University of Southern Maine. Prior to coming to UConn, she worked as an adjunct professor of Philosophy at SUNY Purchase. She is the director of SWIP at UConn and the co-founder and co-chair of the Pop Culture Interest Group at the National Women’s Studies Association.

Alex has interests in social epistemology, feminist and queer theory, and digital humanities and media theory. Along with philosophical pursuits in ethics of media and the internet, Alex uses her background in media theory and feminist philosophy to work on the analysis of gender and sexuality representation in popular fiction. Her past academic aims have been to bring feminist philosophy and media/literary theory together in a way that critiques the impact that fictional narratives have on our social and cultural experience. More information on Alex’s work can be found here:



“Crafting Representation: Deploying Racecrafting Techniques to Critique Gender- and Sexuality-Swapping in HBO’s Lovecraft Countryin Studies in the Fantastic (2022)

“Narcissist Fathers and Powered Daughters: Examining Narcissism and Gender in N. K. Jemisin’s The Obelisk Gate” in Kinship in the Fiction of N.K. Jemisin: Relations of Power and Resistance (2022)

“Generative Disruption and Queer Sharing: Accessibility and Community in Graduate Learning during COVID-19” in Queer Sharing in the Marketized University (2022)

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