Evan Brody, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
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Evan Brody (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. His general areas of focus include Media Studies, Critical/Cultural Studies, Queer Theory/LGBTQ+ Studies, and Sport Communication. Brody is also a faculty associate with the Department of Gender, Race, and Identity.

Dr. Brody’s research examines the relationship between media content and industries, cultural practices, and LGBTQ+ identities and communities, particularly as they relate to sports culture. Specifically, Brody investigates the ways in which norms are produced by, and through, media texts, communication practices, and economic policies in order to better understand how they affect lived realities. Brody’s work utilizes a variety of qualitative methods, including textual/discourse analysis, field studies, in-depth interviews, netnographies, and surveys. In addition to his academic appointment, Brody consults for entertainment and consumer goods companies, as well as brand strategy firms.

When not focused on academic work, Dr. Brody loves to spend time with his rescue dogs, traveling, and attending performing arts events. He is also a proud supporter of, and season ticket holder for, the Las Vegas Aces.

Dr. Brody is a member of the graduate faculty and is currently accepting graduate students.

Research and teaching interests

  • Media Studies
  • Queer Theory/LGBTQ+ Studies
  • Critical/Cultural Studies
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Sports Communication

Courses taught

  • Introduction to Communication Research
  • New Media and Communication
  • Graduate Research Methods

Recent publications and presentations


  • Ph.D., Communication, The Annenberg School, University of Southern California
  • M.A., Communication, The Annenberg School, University of Southern California
  • M.A., Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
  • B.S., Communication, Northwestern University