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Neta Yodovich

Thesis title - '"Does that make me a Bad Feminist?" - Feminist Fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy'

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Education

  • BA Behavioural Sciences, Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo (2011).
  • MA Sociology and Anthropology (Magna Cum Laude), Tel Aviv University (2014).
  • A full-time PhD student in Sociology (2016 - present).

PhD research

My research focuses on Feminist fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The aim of my study is to understand how women fans from different generations perceive feminism and how they articulate what makes one a 'good' feminist. By delving into the intersections between feminist waves and schools of thought (second wave, third wave, radical feminism and postfeminism), generational groups (baby-boomers, Generation X and Generation Y) and waves of fandom (stigmatisation, resistance and 'the new normal') I will be able to comprehend how feminists of different age groups navigate between their feminist standpoint and their affiliation to a fandom that is not particularly feminist.

Research interests

Popular culture, fandom studies, feminism, family studies, singlehood.

Publications

  • Yodovich, N. (2016). 'A little costumed girl at a sci-fi convention': Boundary work as a main destigmatization strategy among women fans. Women’s Studies in Communication, 39 (3), 289-307.

Conferences

  • EUPOP 2015 Conference in Berlin, July 29-31, 2015 - 'Boundary Work as a Destigmatization Strategy for Adult Females of Harry Potter and Twilight'.
  • 2nd Global Fandom Studies Conference in Prague, November 7-9, 2014 - 'Boundary Work as a Destigmatization Strategy for Adult Females of Harry Potter and Twilight'.

Scholarships

  • PhD Studentship from School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester (2016).

Contact details

Email: neta.yodovich@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk