Andi Schwartz has a PhD in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies from York University. Her dissertation, Low Femme, Low Theory: An Ethno-Archive of Femme Internet Culture was published in August grad cutout2020.


(2021). (with Morgan Bimm) Opening up the pit: Negotiating a punk ethos with PUP. Punk & Post Punk. doi:

(2020). Soft femme theory: Femme internet culture and the politics of ‘Softness.’ Social Media + Society. doi:

(2020). Low Femme, low theory: Memes and the new bedroom culture. Feminist Media Studies. doi:

(2020). “Radical vulnerability: selfies as a Femme-inine mode of resistance. Psychology & Sexuality, 1-14. doi:

(2019). (with Morgan Bimm) “Canadian Crybabies: Radical Softness, Feminized Publics, and the Politics of Carly Rae Jepsen.” In V. Kannen & N. Shyminsky (Eds.), The Spaces and Places of Canadian Popular Culture, pp. 288-296. Canadian Scholars Press. 

(2018). “‘Put On All Your Make-Up And Cry It Off In Public”: The Function of Ugliness in Femme Grieving Practices.” In S. Rodrigues & E. Przybylo (Eds.), On The Politics of Ugliness, pp. 69-89. Palgrave-MacMillan.

(2018). “Locating femme theory online.” First Monday,  23(7). doi:

(2018). “Low Femme.” Feral Feminisms: An Open Access Feminist Online Journal, Issue 7

(2016). “Critical Blogging: Constructing Femmescapes Online.” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, Issue 9

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