Sarah Fryett


(813) 257-3299



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

PH 500

Meet Sarah Fryett

Professor of Instruction I, English and Writing

Education: 2002 Florida State University, B.A.
2005 Florida State University, M.A.
2011 Florida State University, Ph.D.

Courses Taught:

AWR101- (theme: Television)
AWR201- (theme: American Humor)
COM: Mass Media and Society

Career Specialties:

Sarah Fryett's areas of interest include media studies, feminist and queer theory, philosophy, composition pedagogy and humor.

Professional and Community Activities:

Fryett has been teaching at The University of Tampa for six years. Other than teaching (AWR101/201 and COM200), she is actively involved in the UT community. Currently, she is the faculty adviser for the Wise Women Club, committee member of the Library Committee and the Academic Writing and Research Committee, and editor for the undergraduate journal Royal Road. Previously, she was a member of the organizing committee for the Re/Frame film series.

Her most recent publications include:

“Grifter, Hitwoman, Mother, and Scientist: Orphan Black Reimagines the Heroine.” Accepted for publication in The Heroine’s Tale: Reimaging the Female Hero’s Journey in the New Millennium, edited by Caroline Smith, Routledge, 2020.

“Room To Be in the Middle: A Film about Genderqueer Pregnancy.” Resources for Gender and Women’s Studies: A Feminist Review, University of Wisconsin, 2019.

“Honing Hegemonic Masculinity: A Look at I Love You, Man and Get Hard.” Race/Gender/Media 4.0: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers, edited by Rebecca Lind, Routledge, 2019, pp. 177-181.

“’I’m Female as Fuck’: Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal as Feminist Voice of Resistance.” The Politics of Gender, edited by Adrienne Trier-Bienick, Teaching Gender Series at Sense Publishing, 2018, pp. 145-164.

“Review: Orange Is the New Black.” Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, vol. 1, no, 3, 2016, pp. 361-364.

“Laudable Laughter: Feminism and Stand Comedy.” Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies:  Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches, edited by L. Ayu Saraswati, Barbara Shaw, and Heather Rellihan, Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 592-596.

“’Chocolate and Vanilla Swirl, Swi-irl’: Race and Lesbian Identity Politics.” Feminist Perspectives on Orange Is the New Black: Thirteen Critical Essays, edited by April Householder and Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, McFarland Publishing Company, 2016, pp.

Honors and Awards:

Learning Enrichment Grant for the Critical Reading and Information Literacy Book Project, University of Tampa, 2019-2020.

Learning Enrichment Grant for the Re/Frame Film Series, University of Tampa, 2018-2019.