Headshot of Jenn Brandt.

Jenn Brandt, Ph.D.

Title: Professor and Chair
 Women’s Studies
Email: jbrandt@csudh.edu
(310) 243-3564

Contact Preference: Email

Areas of Expertise

Women’s Studies/Contemporary Women’s Issues, Feminist History, Popular Culture (TV, Film, Social Media), Contemporary Literature, Literature of 9/11

Professional Background

Dr. Brandt’s research explores the relationship between contemporary narratives of identity and institutional structures of inequality. In examining narrative’s role in the maintenance and critique of ideology, her goal is to bring greater understanding to the ways individuals use stories—literary, cultural, digital, and visual—to make sense of the self in an increasingly globalized world. She is particularly interested in the ways in which politics shape and reflect contemporary culture.

Dr. Brandt is the co-author of An Introduction to Popular Culture in the US: People, Politics, and Power.


Ph.D., English/Women’s Studies, University of Rhode Island

M.A., Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University

B.A., English, Drew University

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