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Alexandra Stamson

Lecturer of Philosophy

Alexandra (Alex) Stamson is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University of Connecticut. She also holds an M.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies from the Graduate Center CUNY, as well as a B.A. in Philosophy from SUNY Purchase, and a B.A. in Media and Communication from the University of Southern Maine. She is the co-founder and co-chair of the Pop Culture Interest Group at the National Women’s Studies Association.

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Alex focuses on social epistemology, epistemic injustice, feminist and queer theory, and digital public humanities. Her dissertation focus is on truth in media and gaps in our shared knowledge. Alex also uses her background in media theory and feminist philosophy to work on the analysis of gender and sexuality representation in popular fiction, considering the impact that fictional narratives have on our social and cultural experience. You can follow her on Twitter @aestamson and find more info on her current publications below.



  • Crafting Representation: Deploying Racecrafting Techniques to Critique Gender- and Sexuality-Swapping in HBO’s Lovecraft Country – 2022 in Studies of the Fantastic
    • This article engages with feminist and queer theory to understand the failures that came with the swapping of gender and sexuality in the adaptation of Lovecraft Country from page to screen, even amongst the success of the show. Specifically, this article engages with Fields and Fields conceptualization of ‘racecraft’ to identify similar terrain in gender and sexuality.
  • Narcissistic Fathers and Powered Daughters – 2022 in Kinship in the Fiction of N.K. Jemisin: Relations of Power and Resistance
    • This chapter is a deep-dive into kinship and the links between the patriarchal figure, the patriarchy system, and the agency of daughters within that system, and how narcissism plays into the roles of family by looking at the ways that the father/daughter relationship plays out in N. K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy.
  • Generative Disruption and Queer Sharing: Accessibility and Community in Graduate Learning during COVID-19 – 2022 in Queering Sharing: Toward the Redistribution of Resources around the University
    • This chapter traces a graduate research project at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ways that graduate learning was productively changed during the pandemic, and pedagogical lessons that can be learned from the pandemic.