My name is Elizaveta Friesem, I hold a PhD in Media and Communication from Temple University, and a PhD in Cultural Studies from St. Petersburg State University, Russia. I conduct research combining principles of media literacy education, feminist theory and gender studies in order to promote gender equality and diversity. My work combines theory and practice, and aims to help educators make media and gender classes more effective. I also explore the impact of the media on public understanding of sensitive issues connected with sexuality (rape, child sexual abuse, street harassment, revenge porn, etc.).