Conferences

Pruchniewska, U. & Steiner, E. (2020, April). “Not a Nostalgia Exercise”: Analyzing Rotten Tomatoes audience reviews of Twin Peaks: The Return. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the Popular Culture Association, Philadelphia, PA. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.)

Pruchniewska, U. (2019, May). #MeToo, Twitter, and Everyday Practices: Blurring the Boundaries Between Activism and Journalism. Paper as part of panel, Activist Journalism: Newsgathering Practices and Social Justice Advocacy, presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, DC.

Pruchniewska, U. (2018, Oct). “I Like That It’s My Choice a Couple Different Times”: Gender, Empowerment, and Affordances on Bumble Dating. Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers annual conference, Montreal, Canada.

Pruchniewska, U. (2018, Aug). “A Group That’s Just Women for Women”: Feminist Affordances of Private Facebook Groups for Professionals. Top Student Paper, The Commission on the Status of Women, presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, DC.

Pruchniewska, U. & Steiner, E. (2017, Nov). “That Gum You Like is Going to Come Back in Style”: Memory, Nostalgia, and the Return of Twin Peaks. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Pruchniewska, U. (2017, Aug). The “Unprincipled Demagogue” and the “Dishonest Harridan” in Pink and Blue America: Gender and the Election. Top Student Paper, The Commission on the Status of Women, presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

Pruchniewska, U. & Kitch, C. (2017, Aug). “The Nation’s Stamp of Approval”: The 1976 Women’s-Magazine Campaign for the ERA. Top Faculty Paper, Magazine Media Division, presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

Duffy, B. E., Pruchniewska, U., & Scolere, L. (2017, Jul). Platform-Specific Self-Branding: Imagined Affordances of the Social Media Ecology. Paper presented at the International Conference on Social Media and Society, Toronto, Canada.

Pruchniewska, U. (2017, May). Branding the Self as an “Authentic Feminist”: Negotiating Feminist Values in Postfeminist Digital Cultural Production. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Pruchniewska, U. (2017, Apr) The “Unprincipled Demagogue” and the “Dishonest Harridan” in Pink and Blue America: Gender and the Election. First Place Paper, presented at the Graduate Research Forum, Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Tinga, T., Pruchniewska, U., Kute, L. & Buozis, M. (2016, Nov). “Don’t Travel, Don’t Get Pregnant”: Discourses of Gender and Globality in CNN’s Reporting on the Zika Virus. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Pruchniewska, U. (2016, Nov). Producing “Sneaky Feminism” in Online Cultural Content. Walden Graduate Prize (outstanding emerging scholar in popular culture studies), paper presented at the annual conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association, Atlantic City, NJ.

Tinga, T., Pruchniewska, U., Kute, L., & Buozis, M. (2016, Oct). “The World’s Best Disease Detectives” Take On “Imported Cases”: Crisis Journalism and Discourses of Globality in CNN’s Reporting on the Zika Virus. Paper presented at Global Fusion, Philadelphia, PA.

Duffy, B.E. & Pruchniewska, U. (2016, Oct). Production Politics: Gender, Feminism, and Social Media Labor. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), Berlin, Germany.

McLaughlin-Rooney, S. & Pruchniewska, U. (2016, May). Constructing Second Wave Feminist Gains in 2015: Postfeminist Sensibilities in the Finale of Mad Men. Paper presented at the International Mad Men Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.

Pruchniewska, U. (2016, Mar). Using New Media for Feminist Politics: The Digital Fourth Wave? Paper presented at the Student Research on Women, Gender, and Sexualities Conference, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Pruchniewska, U. (2016, Mar). Mansplaining and Fourth Wave Feminism: How Contemporary Feminist Terms Diffuse in Online Culture. Poster presented at the Graduate Research Forum, Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Pruchniewska, U. (2015, Nov). Doing Gender, Queering Gender: Gender Performativity on America’s Next Top Model. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Pruchniewska, U. (2015, Aug). Using Feminist Memories for Postfeminist Needs: The Celebratory Feminism of MAKERS: Women Who Make America. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA.

Pruchniewska, U. (2015, Mar). Spinster v. Bachelor: Singleness and Gender in Popular Film. Research in progress presented at the Graduate Research Forum, Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Pruchniewska, U. (2014, Mar). Using Feminist Memories for Postfeminist Needs: The Celebratory Feminism of MAKERS: Women Who Make America. Paper presented at the Graduate Research Forum, Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Pruchniewska, U. (2013, Feb). The War on Women 2012: Media Coverage of Women’s Issues During the Presidential Election Campaign. First Place Paper, presented at the Graduate Research Forum, Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.