I 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 SSHRC at McGill.
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. My book, Sexting Panic (2015), is about the well-intentioned but problematic responses to sexting in mass media, law, and education. My research appears in journals such as New Media & Society, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and Feminist Media Studies.
My research investigates gendered norms of privacy, the criminalization of girls, the relationship between surveillance technologies and sexuality, and the connections between law and mass media. 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.
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.
ContactAmy Adele Hasinoff
University of Colorado Denver
Department of Communication
Campus Box 176
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364 email me
Op Eds and popular press
My op ed in the New York Times, (April 4, 2016): “Teenage Sexting Is Not Child Porn.”
“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 audioTEDxMileHigh, 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: