Clare O'Gara

Media and Cultural Studies

Teaching Assistant

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2151 Vilas Hall

Clare earned her BA from Smith College, where she studied Film and Media Studies, English, and Poetry. Her undergraduate thesis, “Camera-Penned, User-Generated: Searching for Self in YouTube Video Essays,” explored the emerging microcelebrity status of YouTube video essayists. Clare is broadly interested in digital media literacy and the expression of the self online, particularly as it manifests in user-generated content, microcelebrity performance strategies, and digital embodiment.