Kristin Hopper-Losenicky

Lecturer [SOC S]
Dept:Sociology - LAS
Office:103 East Hall
510 Farm House Ln
Ames IA

I hold a B.A. in Media Studies with foci on Advertising and Public Relations, and a M.S. in Journalism and Mass Communication. As an instructor at Iowa State University, I teach media perspectives, and gender and sexuality studies courses. I am presently a doctoral student in Fielding Graduate University’s renowned Media Psychology program.

Courses I Teach
  • WS 325: Portrayals of Gender and Sexualities in the Media
  • WS 201: Introduction to Women's Studies
  • WS 301: International Perspectives on Women and Gender
  • Bachelor of Arts - Media Studies, Buena Vista University, 2007
  • Master of Science - Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University, 2010
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Media Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, ABD, Anticipated, 2015
Research Areas

My research interests include audience perceptions and the pervasive influences of popular media.

Recent Publications
  • Dill-Shackleford, K., Hogg, J., Vinney, C., Hopper-Losenicky, K. (In press, 2015). Mad Men: Fandom Unzipped. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press.
  • Dill-Shacklefod, K. Hopper-Losenicky, K. Vinney, C., Swain, L., Hogg, J. (2014). How Fictional Characters and Stories Help Fans Understand Parenting: Mad Men Fans Grapple with What Makes a Good Parent. Forthcoming publication in the Journal of Fandom Studies, 2015.
  • Hopper-Losenicky, K. (2014). Socially Out: National Coming Out Day on the Social Networking Site Twitter. International Conference on Sexuality, Human Rights and Public Policy, Milwaukee, WI.
Life outside University

In my down time, I enjoy reading and coloring with my children, and working on home improvement projects with my sister.