Adrian Hanrahan

English - Media, Cinema and Digital Studies, MA

Achieved Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2022


  • Horror film
  • Audience responses to gore and body horror
  • Internet historiographies
  • Queer, trans, and feminist theory, particularly transfeminism
  • Discourses of naturalness
  • Music-based subcultures


  • “‘The Enormity of My Desire Disgusts Me:’ The Male Gaze and Queer Monstrousness in The Lighthouse.” Published following double-blind review. Oshkosh Scholar, volume XVI, 2021
  • “Transing the Queer Fanwork: Supernatural Fanfiction and Trans* Representation.” Forthcoming in Oshkosh Scholar, 2024

Academic Awards

  • Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award in English, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2023–2024

Teaching Experience

  • ENG 102: College Writing and Research