Entertainment Miley Cyrus worth study? Yes, says Skidmore College Miley Cyrus posing during a press conference at a private radio broadcaster in Bad Vilbel, Germany. (July 22, 2013) Photo Credit: EPA By SHEILA ANNE FEENEY March 27, 2014 6:01 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email 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. By SHEILA ANNE FEENEY Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.