Fischer, M. Terrorizing Gender: Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the U.S. Security State. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press [forthcoming, Fall 2019].
Refereed Journal Articles
Fischer, M. & McClearen, J. “Transgender Athletes and the Queer Art of Athletic Failure.” Communication & Sport 0(00), pp. 1-21. [Online first] doi: 10.1177/2167479518823207
Fischer, M., Haimson, O. L., Rios, C., Shaw, A., Thakor, M., Gieseking, J.J., and Cockayne, D. (2018). “A Conversation: Queer Digital Media Resources and Research,” First Monday, 23(7).
Fischer, M. (2017). “Trans Responses to Adichie: Challenging Cis Privilege in Popular Feminism.” Feminist Media Studies, 17(5), 896-899. doi: 10.1080/14680777.2017.1350520
Fischer, M. & Mohrman, K. (2016, November). “Black Deaths Matter? Sousveillance and the Invisibility of Black Life.” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, 10. doi: 10.7264/N3F47MDV
Fischer, M. (2016, October). “#Free_CeCe: The Material Convergence of Social Media Activism.” Feminist Media Studies 16(5), 755–771.
Fischer, M. (2016, September). “Contingent Belonging: Chelsea Manning, Transpatriotism, and Iterations of Empire.” Sexualities: Studies in Culture and Society, 19(5–6), 567–586.
Fischer, M. (2015). “Producing Social Justice PSAs: Fostering Students’ Civic Engagement through Media Production.” Teaching Media Quarterly 3(3). Available at: http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/tmq/vol3/iss3/5
Fischer, M. (2014). “Commemorating 9/11 NFL-Style: Insights into America’s Culture of Militarism.” Journal of Sport & Social Issues, 38(3), 199-221. doi:10.1177/0193723513515889
Refereed Book Chapters
Fischer, M. (2018). “Queer and Feminist Approaches to Transgender Media Studies” in D. Harp, J. Loke, and I. Bachmann (Eds.), Feminist Approaches to Media Theory and Research, 93-107. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Fischer, M. (2017). “‘Aktiv, Attraktiv, Anders’? The Bundeswehr’s Deployment of Sports Soldiers” in M. L. Butterworth (Ed.), Sport and Militarism: Contemporary Global Perspectives, 65-78. New York: Routledge.
Fischer, M. (2016). “Under the Ban-Optic Gaze: Chelsea Manning and the State’s Surveillance of Transgender Bodies” in E. van der Meulen & R. Heynen (Eds.), Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance, 185-209. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Fischer M., Slater, S., McDonald, C., and Allen, J. “Transgender Visibility, Abolitionism, and Resistive Organizing in the Age of Trump: A Conversation with CeCe McDonald and Joshua Allen.” QED: A Journal in GLTBQ Worldmaking, 5(3), 181-203.
Fischer, M. (2018). “The Cistakes of Allyship.” Women & Language, 41(1), 159-161.
Fischer, M. (2013). “September 11 and America’s Sporting Nation.” Cultural Studies, 27(2), 300-302. doi:10.1080/09502386.2012.725061
Selected Conference Presentations
Fischer, M. “Cassils’ PISSED: Terrorizing the State with Piss.” National Women’s Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, November 2019 [forthcoming]
Fischer, M. “‘I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose:’ Mesut Özil and the Limits of German Multiculturalism.” ICA, Washington D.C., May 2019.
Fischer, M. and McClearen J. “Fallon Fox and the Queer Art of (Athletic) Failure.” National Communication Studies Association’s 104th Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2018.
Fischer, M. “The Perils of Transgender Visibility: Playing with Transgender Lives?” Panel Discussion. NCA’s 104th Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2018.
Fischer, M. and McClearen J. “Trans Athletes and the Queering of Loss in Sex Segregated Sports.” 68th Annual International Communication Association conference, Prague, Czech Republic, May 2018.
Fischer, M. and Mohrman K. “PISS(ED): The Biopolitics of the Bathroom.” 11th Annual D.C. Queer Studies Symposium, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, April 2018.
Fischer, M. “Roundtable on Critical Surveillance Studies.” National Communication Studies Association’s 103rd Annual Convention, Dallas, TX, November 2017.
Fischer, M. “German Sports Soldiers: Promoting ‘a Healthy Patriotism without Nationalism’? NCA’s 103rd Annual Convention, Dallas, TX, November 2017.
Fischer, M. and Mohrman, K. “Black Deaths Matter? Sousveillance and the Invisibility of Black Life.” National Women’s Studies Association’s Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 2017. [forthcoming]
Fischer, M. “We Stand with Monica Jones: The Biopolitical Consequences of Transgender Visibility.” National Communication Studies Association’s 102nd Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, November 2016.
Fischer, M. “The Normative Strivings of ‘I am Cait.’” NCA’s 102nd Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, November 2016.
Fischer, M. “#MyVanityFairCover: Resisting Transnormative Visibility.” Trans* Studies 2016: An International Transdisciplinary Conference on Gender, Embodiment, and Sexuality., University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, September 2016.
Fischer, M. “‘Aktiv, Attraktiv, Anders’? The Bundeswehr’s Deployment of German Athletes as Sports Soldiers.” Society for Cinema & Media Studies’ 56th Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA, March 2016.
Fischer, M. “Embracing and Centering Transgender Communication Studies: Research(er) Ethics, Positionalities, and Opportunities.” National Communication Studies Association’s 101st Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV, November 2015.
Fischer, M. “The Blindfolds of Lady Justice: CeCe McDonald and the Disposability of Black Transgender Lives.” National Women’s Studies Association’s Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, November 2015.
Fischer, M. “Under the Ban-Optic Gaze: Chelsea Manning and the State’s Surveillance of Transgender Bodies.” NCA 100th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, November 2014. [top three papers in NCA’s LGBT division]
Fischer, M. “Free CeCe! The Tragic Consequences of Transgender Deviance.” NCA 100th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, November 2014.
Fischer, M. “Terrorizing Chelsea Manning – Transgender Surveillance and the U.S. Security State.” National Women’s Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2014.
Fischer, M. “Chelsea Manning and the Potentialities for Envisioning a Critical Queer Politics.” ICA 64th Annual Conference in Seattle, WA, May 2014.
Fischer, M. “Qualitative Research and Contemporary Media Texts.” Roundtable at the Central States Communication Association in Minneapolis, MN, April 2014.
Fischer, M. “Homeland Security USA – Securitainment and the War on Terror.” Society for Cinema & Media Studies’ 54th Annual Convention in Seattle, WA, March 2014.
Fischer, M. “Semper Fidelis. The Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” NCA 99th Annual Convention Washington, DC, November 2013.
Fischer, M. & Arcy, J. “Teaching in Media-Rich Classrooms. Reflections from ‘Teaching Media Quarterly.’” Academy of Distinguished Teachers’ Conference at the University of Minnesota, October 2013.
Fischer, M. “Commemorating 9/11 NFL-Style: Insights into America’s Culture of Militarism.” NCA 98th Annual Convention Orlando, FL, November 2012.