Vanessa Bittner

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Education: 
B.A. University of Konstanz Germany, 2017
Areas of Interest: 
Cultural Sociology; Morality; Solidarity; Crime; Social Movements; Celebrity; Knowledge & Theory
Email: 
vanessa.bittner@yale.edu

Vanessa received her BA in Sociology and Gender Studies from the University of Konstanz, Germany, with her main interest lying in the intersection between cultural sociology, media studies and criminology. She aims to research the relationship between celebrity & scandal, specifically how narratives of deviance are constructed in the media and evaluated by the audience regarding ideas of morality. Right now, Vanessa is focusing on public and political discourse that is negotiated through the platform of the entertainment industry, and how social movements like Black Lives Matter or #metoo gain momentum through celebrity representatives. Further interests include concepts of beauty, evil and charisma, as well as competitiveness.