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Dr. Carolyn Cocca to speak on female superheroes in popular culture


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MARTIN, Tenn. – Dr. Carolyn Cocca, associate professor in the department of politics, economics and law at the State University of New York at Old Westbury, will present a seminar titled “Underrepresented and Underdressed: Female Superheroes in Popular Culture” at 6 p.m., March 15, in Watkins Auditorium, located inside the Boling University Center.

Cocca is the author of “Jailbait: The Politics of Statutory Rape Laws in the United States” and various articles and book chapters about gender and superheroes. She recently published “Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation,” which won the 2017 Eisner Award in the “Best Academic/Scholarly Work” category and a 2017 Prose Awards Honorable Mention for media and cultural studies.

This presentation is part of UT Martin’s Academic Speakers Program, which annually features top speakers who meet with students from UT Martin Honors Programs and offer presentations to the public.

For more information contact Dr. Lionel Crews, co-director, UT Martin Honors Programs, at 731-881-7436 or by email at The complete list of 2017-2018 speakers is available online.


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