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Esmé FransenDoktorand

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Esmé is a PhD candidate in Cinema Studies at the Department of Media Studies. She holds an MSc in Film Studies & Visual Culture from the University of Antwerp and an MA in Cinema Studies from Stockholm University. Her research interests include queer reception, queer female stardom, lesbian (in)visibility and audience-industry relations in Hollywood. 


Currently, Esmé is working on a project exploring the interaction between queer politics, reception strategies, and market structures in the construction and (re)negotiation of lesbian icons in contemporary Hollywood.