Jeremiah Favara is a Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and a doctoral candidate in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. His research interests focus on the ways gender, sexuality, race, class, and other identity markers relate to media representations and production. Specifically, his dissertation focuses on military recruitment advertisements to explore the symbolic production of the U.S. armed forces as an institution invested in diversity. Through an analysis of military advertisements that articulate and reflect contested ideals of citizenship emerging through representations of gender, sexuality, race, and class, his dissertation asks how difference has been used in recruiting appeals targeted towards women and people of color. Studying media representations, technologies, and their circulation in intersectional structures of power, his research is committed to exploring the role of media in influencing lived experiences.