Diana Martinez

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Diana Martinez is a freelance culture writer and doctoral candidate at the University of Oregon. She is currently working on a dissertation titled, “Funny Business: Women Comedians and the Political Economy of Hollywood Sexism.” At UO, she also teaches film and media courses, and is constantly looking for more ways to introduce very important discussions about the Kardashians into her lesson plans. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic and Slate.

The Visual World of Girls

the form and style behind Girls‘s intimate narratives

Dunham the Dilettante

authorship and the Jane-of-all-trades work ethic

A Culture of Greed: 2008 in The Bling Ring and The Big Short

Hybrid genre in pop culture illustrations of Wall Street and Hollywood

Success Sans Tragedy: the Story of Katy Perry

Tragedy, authenticity, and quality in Katy Perry’s Part of Me and their relation to dominant narratives of the artist.