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Jennifer McClearen

Assistant Professor of Media Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Jennifer McClearen is a feminist media scholar whose research examines the cultural production of difference in popular media with a focus on sports and consumer culture. She is an assistant professor of media studies in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin where she is also affiliated faculty with the Center for Sports Communication and Media. Her research can be found in Communication and Sport, Feminist Media Studies, and the International Journal of Communication, among others.

Dr. McClearen published her first book, "Fighting Visibility: Sports Media and Female Athletes in the UFC," in 2021.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, University of Texas - Moody College of Communication


  • 2017 
    University of Washington , PhD