Laura Stamm

Contact

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les135@pitt.edu

Biography

Laura Stamm received her PhD in Film and Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a BA in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies from Grinnell College. Her dissertation titled "Sustaining Life During the AIDS Crisis: New Queer Cinema and the Biopic" examines the discourses of health, crisis, and personal narrative that coalesced during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s and shaped queer artists' response to the pandemic. Her research interests include queer theory/media, the history of sexuality, feminist theory, and ethics of care.