Saniya Lee Ghanoui

 Saniya Ghanoui

Contact Information

History, 309 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright Street
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801
PhD Candidate
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Research Interests

  • History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
  • History of Gender and Sexuality
  • History of Media
  • History of Film and Television
  • U.S. History

Research Description

My dissertation, “Hot-Blooded Teens and Silver Screens: Transnational Sex Education between the United States and Sweden, 1910-1960s,” is a transnational cultural history that investigates the development of the movements for sex education in the United States and Sweden from 1910 through 1960, the interactions between these two countries, and their signature method of education: the sex education film.


  • M.A. Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University, 2013
  • M.A. Journalism, Emerson College, 2011
  • B.A. Communication and Media Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, 2007

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