Buffy studies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buffy Studies is a subset of the academic field of cultural studies. It explores issues related to gender as expressed through the content of the television program Buffy the Vampire Slayer and to a lesser extent, Angel. Such work is concerned with the scholarly study and exploration of Joss Whedon's popular television series that take place in the fictional Buffyverse.
Neda Ulaby of National Public Radio describes Buffy as having a "special following among academics, some of whom have staked a claim in what they call "Buffy Studies." Though not widely recognised as a distinct discipline, the term "Buffy studies" is commonly used amongst the academic Buffy-related writings. Such studies are also sometimes referred to as 'Buffyology'.