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Lesinski, Shaylynn Lynch



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research overview

  • Shaylynn Lynch Lesinski's research areas include representations of gender in film and television, specifically depictions of the active female body onscreen and representations of birth in media. Her work considers the corporeal and affective qualities of popular media representations, as well as their pedagogical and epistemological potential to reinforce specific structures of power and control. She also explores how these meditated messages inform cultural and ideological structures for individuals within the American media system.


  • Textual Analysis, Gender Representation, Mediated Gender Messages


courses taught

  • CMCI 1040 - Foundational Concepts and Creativity in Media, Communication and Information
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Provides first-year students with an understanding of key principles and practices used in the fields of media, communication and information. Develops insight into processes of storytelling, conversation, information and images as foundational to learning in media, communication and information, and supports students in learning to use creativity and multiple modes of expression to produce projects relevant to a range of disciplines across the college.
  • CMCI 2030 - Becoming CMCI: Thinking Across Disciplines
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Engages key principles and practices in the fields of media, communication and information. Emphasizes the analyses of new and old media, information technologies, verbal and visual literacies, communicative interactions and cultural practices through process-based learning and hands-on projects utilizing multiple modes of expression. Accelerated, one-semester version of the introductory CMCI course for transfer students to CMCI. Formerly CMCI 1030. Requires a grade of C- or better to count toward degree.
  • MDST 1002 - Introduction to Social Media
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Introduces students to network structures and principles, the technology and infrastructures that allow them to flourish, and the cultures that grow up through and around them. Explores how social media enables community, how it assembles and empowers agents of change and how design informs individual and group behavior.
  • MDST 4871 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Special Topics