Samek Authors Study of Clinton, Obama
Ph.D. student Alyssa Samek is the author of an article that appears in Feminist Media Studies. Entitled "Political Skin: (Un)Covering the Presidential Candidates," Samek's article argues that "the news media sexualized the bodies of both Clinton and Obama and erased notions of race, revealing the underlying anxieties at work in the nation-state about women and people of color achieving preeminent political power." Her essay, then, "attends to the ways in which the press negotiated the political terrain of meaning-making by interrogating the female and black bodies as markers of image politics."
Citation: Alyssa Samek, "Political Skin: (Un)Covering the Presidential Candidates,"Feminist Media Studies 8 (2008): 426-430.