College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies

Photo: Tiffany ChristianTiffany A. Christian

Ph.D. Candidate (ABD)
M.A., Folklore, University of Oregon
M.F.A., Creative Writing, Chapman University

Tiffany has taught W St 101/200, Gender and Power: Introduction to Women's Studies; W St 338, Women and Popular Culture; and CES 260, Race and Racism in U.S. Popular Culture.

Her primary research interest is apocalypse culture, specifically the manifestations of apocalypse as "lore" in popular culture, the worshipping of the "primitive," and community building around survival/disaster preparedness. Other interests include cyber studies, vernacular religion, gaming culture and the LGBTQ community, women and "geek" culture, and cinema studies.

Tiffany is presenting papers during the spring 2014 semester at the annual conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) in Seattle as well as the annual conference of the Popular Culture Assocation/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) in Chicago. Her presentations discuss raced and gendered recuperations of wounded white masculinity in The Book of Eli and Doomsday Preppers.

Accepted for Publication

  • Christian, Tiffany A. "The Monstrous Femininity of Madame Delphine LaLaurie in American Horror Story: Coven" (working title). In Evil Women and Mean Girls, edited by Lynne Fallwell and Keira Williams. 2015.
  • Christian, Tiffany A. "Gendered Survival: The Recuperation of Wounded White Masculinity in Doomsday Preppers." In We Dare Not Go Back! Critical Essays on Apocalyptic Media in the Millennium, edited by Amanda Firestone, Leisa A. Clark, and Mary F. Pharr. 2015. (under review)


  • May 2014: Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association "The Recuperation of Wounded White Masculinity on Doomsday Preppers" (paper presentation)
  • April 2014: Society for Cinema and Media Studies "Rebuilding Civilization In The Book of Eli: Colorblind Rhetoric and the Recuperation of Wounded White Masculinity" (paper presentation)
  • April 2013: Western States Folklore Society "LGBT Guilds as Folkgroups in World of Warcraft" (paper presentation)
  • April 2013: Northwest Women's Studies Association "Evolution of a Fat Queer Feminist Poet" (poetry performance)
  • April 2012: Southwestern Anthropological Association Zombies R Us: Disaster Preparedness Groups, Self-Reliance, and the Death of Modernity (film screening)

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