A Hasinoff headshot 2016.4I am an Associate Professor in the Communication department at the University of Colorado Denver. I earned my PhD from the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and completed a postdoc funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada at McGill. I was a research fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg in Germany and with the American Council of Learned Societies

I use media and cultural studies methodologies to investigate how we think about new media and how those ideas affect the way we develop, use, and regulate communication technologies. By bringing gender and sexuality studies to new media, I develop new ways of studying and responding to the challenges of understanding privacy, consent, and harm in digitally mediated social interactions. My book, Sexting Panic (2015), is about the well-intentioned but problematic responses to sexting in mass media, law, and education. This book won the National Communication Association’s Diamond Anniversary Book Award in 2016. My research also appears in journals such as New Media & Society, International Journal of Communication, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and Feminist Media Studies

Photo: Philipp Schwarz

I am available to give keynotes and workshops on sexting, social media, digital privacy, and consent, to perform consulting work for educational organizations and advocacy groups, and to serve as an expert witness for cases on sexting or youth sexuality and technology.

My last name is pronounced HAZ-in-off.

Pronouns: she/her.


Amy A. Hasinoff
University of Colorado Denver
Department of Communication
Campus Box 176
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Op Eds and popular press

My op ed in the New York Times, (April 4, 2016): “Teenage Sexting Is Not Child Porn.”

NYT op ed graphic

The promise of restorative justice in addressing online harm,” with Anna D. Gibson and Niloufar Salehi, Brookings TechStream (2020)

What to Do If You’re a Victim of Revenge Porn,” Teen Vogue (2018)

The policy that the US porn industry has and Facebook needs,” CNN.com (2017)

What to Do When Your Child Takes Nude Selfies,” TIME.com (2015)

TED talks, video, and audio

TEDxMileHigh, June 2016
TEDxVienna, May 2016
PC Mag live interview, April 6, 2017
Interview on CNN, November 9, 2015:
Extended interview on “Hopped up Anthropology:”
Here’s a segment from a Popaganda episode in which I talk about privacy and sexting:

Here’s an interview conducted at a conference in 2010: