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Sam Samore


I am a third year PhD student in the English department at Penn, where I am also pursuing a certificate in cinema and media studies. I have a BA in English from Brown University. 


My research interests include television studies, political economy, and critical theory. I am particularly interested in youth involvement in global communist movements, the representation of high school on TV, and theories of adolescence. 


I have been a TA for courses on television and new media, queer studies, and contemporary political art. I also have experience teaching at the high school and grade school level. I was one of the organizers of the "Spinoza After Marx" conference in May 2021, hosted by the Penn Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. 

Courses Taught

fall 2022

ENGL 4997.302 JRS: What is a Teenager?  

spring 2021