Jennifer Smith

Media and Cultural Studies

Teaching Assistant


2158 Vilas Hall

Jennifer Smith

Office Hours:

  • By appointment


Expertise and Activities

Jennifer’s research interests include superhero comics, media industries, children’s media, and representations of gender, sexuality, and race. She is also the editor of MONSTRESS from Image Comics.


  • M.A. Communication Arts/Media and Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012
  • B.A. English, Princeton University, 2008


  • 2012. “The Captain in the Capitol: Invoking the Superhero in Daily Life.” Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them, Lynne M. Thomas and Sigrid Ellis, eds. Des Moines, Iowa: Mad Norwegian Press, 111-117.