Rebel Recharge - Video Models & Destigmatization: A Qualitative Study


Oct. 15, 2021, 12pm to 1pm

Office/Remote Location

Rebel Recharge


Join us on Friday, October 15, 2021, for a free virtual workshop - Video Models and Destigmatization: A Qualitative Study presented by Dr. Payal Sharma.

"During a three-year period, I was deeply embedded in the hip-hop and rap music industry to study the career experiences of video models. I interviewed 46 models and industry informants (such as video producers, directors, photographers, rappers and makeup artists) across the country and conducted field observations at a hip-hop music video shoot in Atlanta. Drawing from my project’s qualitative data, I will discuss the processes through which video models destigmatize themselves from their ‘dirty work’ (or work that is physically, socially or morally tainted) and the implications for how they experience less negative interpersonal interactions (such as being abused and harassed by others) on sets as a result." - Dr. Payal Sharma


Dr. Payal Sharma, Assistant Professor of Management in the Lee Business School

About Rebel Recharge

Rebel Recharge is a dynamic lecture series featuring engaging and timely topics designed to stimulate conversation and develop new skills. The series is presented by faculty, staff, and alumni of UNLV and is open to all who would like to attend.

Admission Information

Advanced registration is required. To register, please visit the Events page.

Contact Information

Alumni Engagement
Renee Rivera-Ghelfi

External Sponsor

UNLV Alumni Association