Author Archives: Gretchen Soderlund

About Gretchen Soderlund

Assistant professor of English and gender, sexuality, and women's studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. A media historian by training, she earned her doctorate in communications research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her forthcoming book, Reported Innocents: Sex Trafficking Scandals and the Transformation of Journalism, 1885–1917, considers the relationship among sensationalism, objectivity, and sex scandals over trafficking that transformed journalism at the turn of the last century. She has also published widely on the politics of current debates over sex trafficking. At Virginia Commonwealth University, she teaches in the interdisciplinary Media, Art, and Text Ph.D. program.