Anna Wald

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Ph.D. Year 2022-Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Gender Studies Program
University of Notre Dame


Feminist Media Studies, Feminist Technologies, Black Feminist Theory, Queer of Color Critique, Critical Race Studies, Feminist Science Fiction, Online Discourse Analysis, Digital Cultures Studies, Intersectional Approaches to Climate Change, Digital Humanities


Dr. Anna Wald (she/her) is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Gender Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame. She was previously appointed as Visiting Assistant Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Bates College. She received her Ph.D in Feminist Studies from UC Santa Barbara in June 2022. She is the previous recipient of the UCSB President's dissertation year award, and the Mendell Graduate Fellowship in Cultural Literacy. Her recent work has been published in the Routledge edited collection Identities and Intimacies on Social Media. Her research focuses on race, gender, and technology, with a specialization in digital culture studies, online discourse analysis, and racialized media. 


“Whitewashing and the Meme-ability of Scarlett Johansson: Online Controversy Surrounding The Ghost in the Shell

Remake” Krijnen, T., Nixon, P.G., Ravenscroft, M.D., & Scarcelli, C.M. (Eds.). (2023). Identities and Intimacies on

Social Media: Transnational Perspectives (1st ed.). Routledge.



“Tiffany Pollard GIFs and Nostalgia for the Negative” Cultural Studies, Special Issue on Black Nostalgia and Black Diaspora as Cultural Production, Routledge, editors: Dr. Aria Halliday, University of Kentucky, Dr. Ashleigh Wade, Pennsylvania State University