Date of Completion

Winter 12-15-2018

Thesis Advisor(s)

Margaret Breen

Honors Major



Communication Technology and New Media | Digital Humanities | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Other English Language and Literature | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Social Media


This thesis explores how fanfiction is a site of resistance and empowerment for female and queer fans. Fans rework popular cultural texts to represent themselves and reflect their own interests and concerns in the face of significant stigma on the part of fandom and media producers.