JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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Unstable boundaries: sex, academic research and conceptions of normalcy

Susan Ericsson

Susan Ericsson is a PhD. Candidate in the Department of Radio, Television and Film at Northwestern University. Her interests include depictions of non-dominant sexual desires, discursive constructions of the body in media, international art cinema, and social documentaries. Her current research is on sexual representation in contemporary U.S. cinema and the cultural discourses that that emerge in response to explicit sexual depictions.