Mafalda Stasi is a senior lecturer in media at Coventry University and a Fulbright alumna. Her research is in the areas of fan, gender and queer studies. Previous publications in these fields include contributions to Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet (Hellekson and Busse 2006 (Eds)), Men and Masculinities (2013) and Participations (2014). Dr Stasi is currently working on developing the concept of the ‘sexed fan’ through emerging representations of gender and sexuality in media fan fiction, on new forms of online fan engagement, and on fan-based research methods.

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