Amy A. Hasinoff PhD

A white woman with short brown hair and glasses.
Associate Professor • Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Communication

Mailing Address:
Department of Communication
Campus Box 176
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Physical Location:
1201 Larimer Street
3rd Floor, Suite 3319
Denver, CO 80204


Office Hours
Appointments availiable through Zoom. Please email to schedule a meeting.

Expertise Areas: new media; gender; sexuality
Currently researching: sexting; image-based sexual abuse; technology and sexual violence; digital media and perceptions of risk and safety; online harassment; restorative and transformative justice

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
BA, McGill, 2005

Dr. Hasinoff studies gender and sexuality in the context of new media. She uses media and cultural studies methodologies to investigate how we think about new media and how those ideas affect the way we develop, use, and regulate communication technologies. Her book, Sexting panic: Rethinking criminalization, privacy, and consent (University of Illinois Press, 2015) examines the construction of sexting as  a social problem and the responses to it in mass media, law, and education. Sexting Panic won the 2016 National Communication Association Diamond Anniversary Book Award. Dr. Hasinoff’s work also appears in Communication and Critical Cultural Studies, New Media & Society, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and Feminist Media Studies. She is currently working on projects on image-based sexual abuse and restorative and transformative justice.

Bivens, Rena & Hasinoff, Amy A. (2018) “Rape: Is there an app for that? An empirical analysis of the features of anti-rape apps,” Information, Communication and Society 21(8), pp. 1050-1067. [pdf]

Hasinoff, A. A. (2015) Sexting Panic: Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Hasinoff, A. A. (2013) “Sexting as media production: Rethinking social media and sexuality” New Media & Society 15 (4), pp. 449-465. [pdf]

COMM 4760/5760 New Media and Society
COMM 4610 Communication, media, and sex
COMM 5710 Communication, culture, and technology