New Book Out Today: Fierce Females on Televison

If you’re in Times Square New York City on Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m., look up and you just might see the ad for my book!

Need a book to curl up with as we head into Spooky Season and the cold months ahead? If you’re a fan of television (and who isn’t or at least hasn’t been?) I’ve got a book for you!

It’s publication day for Fierce Females on Television: A Cultural History, my analysis of 10 TV shows from the 1990s through now, showing how beginning with the third wave of feminism, women were increasingly allowed to embrace their whole being and wield their power, both on television and in life. Shows covered include:

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Charmed
  • Alias
  • Nikita
  • Agent Carter
  • Jessica Jones
  • Homeland
  • House of Cards
  • Orphan Black
  • The Equalizer (Queen Latfa version)

Interested in buying? You can get it in ebook and hardback pretty much anywhere books are sold, but here are a few links I’ve rounded up:


Amazon US | Barnes & Noble | Bookshop US | iBooks | Walmart |
Rowman & Littlefield | Indie Bound (independent bookstores)


Blackwells | Bookshop UK  | Foyles | Hive | Kobo | Waterstones

Amazon Australia | Amazon Brazil | Amazon Canada | Amazon France | Amazon Germany Amazon India  | Amazon Italy Amazon Japan |  Amazon Mexico | Amazon Spain |  Amazon UK


“[An] entertaining study…The analysis is smart…[and] fans will enjoy the fresh insights into some old favorites.” – Publisher’s Weekly

“Expertly conveys how each of the ten shows was groundbreaking in its representation of women taking center stage and fighting against the many obstacles in their way while inspiring female audiences…A thoughtful and accessible read for teen fans looking for a deeper dive into any of the featured shows.” — Booklist

“[T]his is an accessible study of archetypes and their pop culture iterations. Evelina gives viewers of the featured 10 shows an excuse to binge watch some of their old favorites. — Library Journal

“When it comes to expositions on fierce and fearless females, there’s no better authority than Nicole Evelina. Her deep dives into the badass—and, sometimes, sadly forgotten—women of history is unparalleled, and her research is second-to-none…Fierce Females on Television is… a must-read for both feminists and gender studies scholars alike. – Bernadette R. Giacomazzo, author of In Living Color: A Cultural History and The Golden Girls: A Cultural History

“Mixes a breezy writing style with a comprehensive overview of the emerging bad-assery of women on television from the mid-1990s to the present day…[and] focuses on the nuances—and responsibilities—of power and what it means for a woman to wield it.” — Erin Giannini, author of Supernatural: A History of Television’s Unearthly Road Trip

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