Anne Sweet

Anne Sweet is a lecturer in American Civilisation, TV and Cinema Studies in Paris, France. She is a permanent faculty member at the LInstitut de Gestion Sociale (Groupe IGS), and she also lectures at L’Institut Catholique de Paris et L’École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. She holds a Master of Arts from Columbia University and a PhD from the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle. Her doctoral thesis examined the phenomenon of girl power in American TV series. Anne’s her current research focuses on the fourth wave of feminism and new media.


Sweet offers a detailed feminist commentary on Derfoufi’s book that aims at unveiling persistent racism in video gaming cultures.

Sweet reviews the collection of essays edited by Frankel which precisely documents new fourth wave feminist trends in representing women in TV.


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