Graduate Affiliate, CEMI
PhD Student, Radio-Television-Film
Kristina Brüning is a second year Media Studies PhD Student in the RTF Department at UT Austin. She holds an MA in American Studies from Freie Universität Berlin and an MA in German Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research interests include feminist media studies, television studies, and media industry studies. In her doctoral work, Kristina focuses on representational shifts in the context of changing industrial practices in the streaming era. She aims to investigate how intersecting discourses of race, gender, class, and sexuality inform and manifest within production cultures, particularly in the TV industry. She has published articles in Feminist Media Studies, Television & New Media, and Media Industries Journal.