Nora Draper

Phone: (603) 862-1988
Office: Communication, Horton Social Science Center Rm 133, Durham, NH 03824
Nora Draper


  • Ph.D., Communication, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., Communication, Carleton University
  • M.A., Communication, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.P.A., Public Affairs & Policy Management, Carleton University

Research Interests

  • Digital media
  • Gender
  • Identity
  • Mobile Media
  • Privacy
  • Reputation
  • Surveillance
  • Technology

Courses Taught

  • CMN 514: Analysis of Online Identity
  • CMN 596: Top/Media Studies Research
  • CMN 614: Gender, Race and Technology
  • CMN 696W: Sem/Technology & Gender
  • CMN 714: Youth and Media
  • CMN 799H: Honors Thesis

Selected Publications

Draper, N. A., & Turow, J. (2019). The corporate cultivation of digital resignation. NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY, 21(8), 1824-1839. doi:10.1177/1461444819833331

Draper, N. A. (2019). Distributed intervention: networked content moderation in anonymous mobile spaces. Feminist Media Studies, 19(5), 1-17. doi:10.1080/14680777.2018.1458746

Draper, N. A. (2019). Reputation Anxiety: Consumer Background Checks and the Cultivation of Risk. COMMUNICATION CULTURE & CRITIQUE, 12(1), 36-52. doi:10.1093/ccc/tcz010

Draper, N. R. (2019). The Identity Trade: Selling Privacy and Reputation Online. New York: New York University Press.

Turow, J., Hennessy, M., & Draper, N. (2018). Persistent Misperceptions: Americans’ Misplaced Confidence in Privacy Policies, 2003–2015. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 62(3), 461-478. doi:10.1080/08838151.2018.1451867

Draper, N. A. (2017). From Privacy Pragmatist to Privacy Resigned: Challenging Narratives of Rational Choice in Digital Privacy Debates. Policy & Internet, 9(2), 232-251. doi:10.1002/poi3.142

Draper, N. (2017). Fail Fast: The Value of Studying Unsuccessful Technology Companies. Media Industries Journal, 4(1). doi:10.3998/mij.15031809.0004.101

Turow, J., & Draper, N. (2014). Industry Conceptions of Audience in the Digital Space. Cultural Studies, 28(4), 643-656. doi:10.1080/09502386.2014.888929

Draper, N. A. (2014). Defining Family: Representation and Rhetoric in the Marketing of Shared Mobile Phone Plans. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 31(1), 57-71. doi:10.1080/15295036.2013.831991

Draper, N. R. A. (2012). Is Your Teen at Risk? Discourses of adolescent sexting in United States television news. Journal of Children and Media, 6(2), 221-236. doi:10.1080/17482798.2011.587147

Most Cited Publications