Clare O'Gara

Media and Cultural Studies

Teaching Assistant

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2151 Vilas Hall

Clare is broadly interested in digital media literacy and the expression of the self online, particularly as it manifests through user-generated cultural production, performance, and embodiment. Clare also studies sports media and queer theory.


  • M.A. — University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2024 — Communication Arts, Media and Cultural Studies
  • B.A. — Smith College, 2022 — English, Film and Media Studies, Poetry
    • Thesis: “Camera-Penned, User-Generated: Searching for Self in YouTube Video Essays”


  • CA359 Sports Media, Spring 2024
  • CA100 Introduction to Speech Composition, Fall 2023
  • CA155 Introduction to Digital Media Production, 2022-2023


  • Graduate Student Organization Representative, 2023-2024
  • Editorial Board Member, Velvet Light Trap, 2022-2024