Dara Persis Murray writes about the intersections of beauty and feminism as they occur online and in consumer culture (branding campaigns, advertisements, television programs). She has examined topics such as the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, the “Am I Ugly?” YouTube phenomenon, America’s Next Top Model/Tyra Banks, cyberfeminism and eating disorder/disordered eating websites, and Kate Moss. Her work has appeared in the academic journals Feminist Media Studies andCelebrity Studies, as well as in edited collections. Dara is currently completing her Ph.D. in Media Studies at Rutgers University, where she taught courses in Media Studies and in Women’s and Gender Studies.

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