Saniya Lee Ghanoui

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Contact Information

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

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


INTERSECT Fellowship: "Seeing Systems: Technology Studies and Knowledge Infrastructures across the Humanities," 2015-2017
FLAS Fellow, Uppsala International Summer Session, 2015, 2016
Swedish Institute (Svenska Institutet), Research Fellowship, 2016
Competitive Professional Development Fund, NYU's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, 2012-2013

Awards and Honors

Esther Rose Award for Best Paper, Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, May 2015
Award for Achievement in Interaction and Social Processes, NYU's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, May 2013