Allison Pierce

Graduate Student


Genders and Sexualities


Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and Bachelor of Journalism from University of Missouri in 2017


Allison Pierce earned her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and her BJ in Strategic Communication from the University of Missouri in 2017. There, she researched representations of gender, agency, and labor hierarchy in popular films about sex work. She is interested in in the intersections of media study and sex work study; specifically how sex workers utilize art and media to resist criminalization, stigma, and violence and to build community.


Research interests: Sex work studies; pop culture, film, and media studies; feminist and queer theory.