Jeremiah Favara

Visiting Assistant Professor
Women's & Gender Studies
 Curtin Hall 527

Spring 2022 Office Hours

Held Virtually Tuesdays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, link here, or by appointment.  Please email to make an appointment.


PhD, Media Studies, University of Oregon (Eugene), 2017
MS, Gender, Development and Globalization, London School of Economics and Political Science (London), 2011
BS, Montana State University (Bozeman), 2005

Courses Taught

  • WGS 200: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies: A Social Science Perspective
  • WGS 201: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies: A Humanities Perspective
  • WGS 301: Queer Theory
  • WGS 302: Gendered Bodies: Cowboys & Tough Guys: Masculinities & Media
  • WGS 380: Honors Seminar in Social Sciences: Gender, Media and Militarization
  • WGS 410: Feminist Theory
  • WGS 500 U/G: Advanced Social Science Seminar in Women’s and Gender Studies: Queer of Color Critique
  • WGS 501 U/G: Advanced Humanities Seminar in Women’s and Gender Studies: Intersectionality
  • WGS 710: Advanced Feminist Theory
  • WGS 799: Advanced Topics and Women’s and Gender Studies: Queer Theory
  • LGBT 290: Topics in LGBT Studies: The Queer Midwest

Academic Interests

Feminist media studies and queer studies with focus on intersecting dynamics of gender, sexuality, race, class and other forms of difference.

Grants, Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Service to Community Award, LGBT Education and Support Services, University of Oregon, 2016
  • Lorey I. Lokey Scholarship, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oredon, 2016
  • Miller Family Scholarship, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Oregon, 2016
  • John Furr Fellowship for J. Walker Thompson Research, Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History, Duke University, 2016
  • Warren C. Price Award for Best Graduate Paper in Media History, University of Oregon, 2015
  • Center for the Study of Women in Society Graduate Research Grant, University of Oregon, 2015

Selected Publications

  • Favara, Jeremiah and Caitlyn Kawamura.  “Let’ Be Abominable Feminists: Yeti: Campus Stories and Sexism in the Digital College Party Scene.” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology 10 (2016): Doi: 10.7264/N3SF2TGJ.
  • Favara, Jeremiah. “Gods and Freaks, Soldiers and Men: Gender and Technology in The Avengers.” In Marvel Comics Into Film, 177-88. McFarland Press, 2016.
  • Favara, Jeremiah. “A Maternal Heart: Angelia Jolie, Choices of Maternity, and Hegemonic Femininity in People Magazine.” Feminist Media Studies 14, no. 4 (2015): 626-42.