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Lars Stoltzfus-Brown

Student-PHD

Biography

Lars Stoltzfus-Brown earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in media and communication studies at Florida State University; scholarship focused on comic books, graphic novels, and their film adaptations through the lens of feminist political economy of media. Lars also held teaching assistantships for public speaking and introduction to mass media, which led to adjunct positions at Glendale Community College and Pasadena City College in Los Angeles. At GCC, Lars aided in creating the course syllabus and outline for communication and gender, the first course of its kind offered by GCC. While a Ph.D. student at Penn State, Lars plans to use multiple methodologies to study the relationships among political economy, intersectional feminism, and media through comics; with a secondary focus on Amish women and whether exposure to new media via handheld device has an impact on their sense of self, gender expectations, and stereotyping. Lars––a self-described geek––de-stresses through a combination of running, yoga, various fandoms, and watching red panda videos.