Cosplay work

This is a comprehensive list of the substantive pieces I’ve written about cosplay. The list is chronological, beginning with the most recent article. If you have any questions about my research, feel free to contact me at

1. “‘Oh, You Sexy Geek!': ‘Geek Girls’ and the Problem of Self-Objectification.” A presentation at the PCA/ACA conference in Boston, April 2012. Published at The Cosplay Feminist and Doctor Her. 15 April 2012. Cosplay Feminist link, Doctor Her link. (Also published at Geek Feminism on 19 April 2012. Link.)

2. “i09 Commenters on Femme Doctor Cosplay: A Response.” The Cosplay Feminist and Doctor Her. 12 March 2012. The Cosplay Feminist link, Doctor Her link.

3. “Femme Doctors and Crossplayers: Not That Different.” Doctor Her and Geek Feminism. 27 February 2012. Doctor Her link, Geek Feminism link.

4. “Gender-Swapped Doctors Are Our New Favorite Form of Doctor Who Cosplay.” Interview by Charlie Jane Anders. i09: We Come from the Future, Gawker. 23 February 2012. Link. For follow-up piece to this article, see entry #3.

5. “Cosplay Is Fine, Girl, As Long As You Cosplay for Me.” The Cosplay Feminist. 14 December 2011. Link. (Also published at Geek Feminism on 15 December. Link.)

6. “Steampunk, Tech, and TARDISes: A Cosplay Tale.” From Austin to A&M (the old site). 1 July 2011. Link. (Also published at Geek Feminism on 1 July. Link.)

7. “Cosplay: The Sincerest Form of Flattery.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media Ltd. 18 August 2010. Link.

8. “Courtney Stoker on Feminist Geek.” Interview by Amanda Hess. The Sexist, Washington City Paper. 29 June 2010. Link.

If you’d like to contribute to my research on cosplay, I am always looking for people to interview. We can arrange to meet in person, if you currently live in Texas. You can also fill out my questionnaire via email. You don’t have to be a certain kind of cosplayer, in a certain fandom, or in a certain country to fill out the questionnaire. I’m interested in all types of cosplayers. You don’t even need to be a cosplayer! I’m also interested in what other fans think about cosplay and cosplayers, and have a shorter questionnaire for them. If you’d like to contribute, please email me at courtney (at) cosplayfeminist (dot) com with “Cosplay Interview” in the subject line. Thank you!

Page last updated on 22 February 2012.