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Gillian Sonin is an MA student in the Media Studies program at Concordia University in Montreal. She has an undergraduate degree in History from Dalhousie University in Halifax, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Communications from Concordia. Her current research focuses on the female naked body on the television screen and asks questions about the employment of nakedness and the subversion of the gaze. She’s interested in how we interact with feminist storytellers who use the medium to subvert beauty standards and expose western culture’s preoccupation with the beauty ideal.

Working title: #GIRLONGIRLS: Nakedness and Feminism in Lena Dunham’s Girls. 

Usually found elbow-deep in her iPhone, she’s an avid social media junkie. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Vine.