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Lynn Comella, Ph.D.

Associate Professor/Undergraduate Advisor, Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Office: CBC-B 412
Phone: 702-895-5451
Fax: 702-895-0850


Lynn Comella, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, and serves as the program’s undergraduate advisor. An interdisciplinary scholar trained in cultural studies, her research is animated by a desire to better understand a number of broad sociological themes, including the relationship between gender, sexual politics, marketplace culture, and consumer capitalism. Her work has been published in the International Journal of Communication, Feminist Media Studies, The Feminist Porn Book, Sex for Sale, and New Sociologies of Sex Work, among other venues. Dr. Comella is a frequent media commentator, and writes a regular column on sex and culture for Vegas Seven. She is completing a book-length manuscript on the history of feminist sex toy stores, and is co-editor of the forthcoming New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law. Dr. Comella received a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; an M.A. in Gender Studies and Feminist Theory from the New School for Social Research; and a B.A. in Psychology (Highest Distinction), with minors in Anthropology and Women’s Studies, from The Pennsylvania State University.