Miley Cyrus worth study? Yes, says Skidmore College

Miley Cyrus posing during a press conference at

Miley Cyrus posing during a press conference at a private radio broadcaster in Bad Vilbel, Germany. (July 22, 2013) (Credit: EPA)

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But how much home twerk will she assign?

Skidmore College will offer a course this summer on "The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender, and Media," taught by visiting assistant professor Carolyn Chernoff.

Chernoff, a sociologist who has also taught classes called "High School Onscreen" and "Youth Culture in and out of School," told The Saratogian she conceived of a course devoted to the twerking star after receiving a positive response from students to her lecture, "The Rise and Fall of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media."

The once innocent and now provocative pop star is a useful lens through which to study "cultural conflict," Chernoff said.

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