College of Applied Studies (Panama City Campus)
Abigail Reed graduated with her PhD from the School of Communication at Florida State University specializing in Media Studies. She received her B.A. in Motion Picture History, Theory, and Criticism as well as her master’s degree with emphases in Philosophy and Women’s Studies from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Her primary area of research interest involves the representation of marginalized identities in contemporary film and their corresponding multimedia paratexts using political economy of media, critical textual analysis, and audience reception. Her dissertation was titled, “Interpretations and Receptions of Alternative Subjectivities in the Disney-Produced Star Wars films and explored the Posthuman potential of the Disney iteration of the Star Wars franchise.