Subject Areas

9-11 in Popular Culture, Paul Petrovic, Department of English, University of Tulsa,

Adaptations, Amanda Roberts, Department of English, Northern Illinois University,

Advertising and Public Relations, Patrick Karle, New York Institute of Technology,

African-American Popular Culture, Carlos D. Morrison, Communications, Alabama State University, P.O. Box 271, Montgomery AL 36101-0271,

African Studies, Amy E. Harth, Ph.D. Program in Interdisciplinary Studies, Union Institute & University,

Amusements and Entertainment, Omotayo Banjo, Department of Communication, University of Cincinnati,

Animation and Anime, Mark Gellis, Ketterling University,

Art History and Visual Culture, Rachel Bragg, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Department of History, English, and Creative Arts, Montgomery, WV,

Asian and Asian American Popular Culture, Mark Martell, University of Chicago,

British Popular Culture, Sarah Petrovic, Department of Humanities, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Bartlesville, OK, 74006,

Celebrity and Stardom, Alexandra Newman,

Comics, Paul R. Kohl, Communication Arts, Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista St., Dubuque IA 52001,

Contemporary Studies, Jasara Hines, University of Central Florida,

Cultural Geography, Melissa Sartore, History, West Virginia University Institute of Technology,

Dance, Darryl Clark, Missouri State University, 1320 E. Belmont, Springfield, MO 65804,

Disability and Popular Culture, Hayley Haugen, Ohio University Southern,

Documentary, Jeffrey P. Chown, Communication, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL 60115,

Environment and Culture, Sarah McFarland Taylor, Religious Studies, Northwestern University, 1860 Campus Drive, Crowe Hall, Evanston, IL 60208,

Ethnography, Malynnda Johnson, Communication, University of Mount Union,

Family, Stella Ress, History, University of Southern Indiana, Department of History,

Fan Studies, Katie Wilson, University of Louisville,

Fashion, Kelli Purcell-O’Brien, Department of English, The University of Memphis,

Fat Studies, Jasie Stokes, University of Louisville,

Festivals and Food, Caryn E. Neumann, History, Miami University—Ohio,

Gender Studies, Amber Davisson,

Girls’ Culture/Girls’ Studies, Miriam Forman-Brunell, History, University of Missouri—Kansas City, Kansas City MO 64110,

Health, Malynnda Johnson, Communication, University of Mount Union,

Heroes in Popular Culture, Jef Burnham, DePaul University,

Hip-Hop, Mark Anthony Caldwell, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,

History, Melissa Sartore, History, West Virginia University Institute of Technology,

Horror and Science Fiction/Fantasy, John A. Dowell, NSSC, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824,

Humor, John A. Dowell, NSSC, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824-1033,

Indian Popular Culture, Margaret Redlich, DePaul University,

Indigenous Studies, Anthony Adah, Film Studies, Minnesota State University—Moorhead, Moorhead MN 56563,

Jewish Studies, Carolina Rocha, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville,

Labor, Work, and Culture, Tom Discenna, Rhetoric, Communication, and Journalism, Oakland University, Rochester MI 48309,

Libraries, Museums, and Collecting, Tom Caw, Music Public Services Librarian, Mills Music Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706-1324,

Material Culture, Trish Cunningham, Ohio State University,

Middle Eastern Culture, Stacy Holden, Purdue University,

Midwestern Culture, Armeda Reitzel, Department of Communication, Humboldt State University,

Military and Wartime Studies, Kathleen Kennedy, Department of History, Missouri State University,

Music, Gary Burns, Communication, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL 60115,

Mystery, Thrillers, and Detective, and Crime Fiction, Maryan Wherry, Western Illinois University Quad-Cities,

Mythology, Jessica L. T. deVega, Religious Studies, Morningside College, Charles City College Hall 204, Sioux City, IA 51106,

New Media, Pam Wicks, Aurora University,

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture, Erin Mae Clark, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota,

Otaku Studies, Jason Bennett, History, Collin College, McKinney, TX,

Pedagogy & Popular Culture, Jessica Birch,

Philosophy & Popular Culture, Amy K. Drees, Arts and Humanities, Defiance College, 701 N. Clinton St., Defiance, OH, 43512,

Politics, Janet Novak, Independent Scholar, 215 Prospect St., DeKalb IL 60115,

Pop Divas, Jesse A. Marden, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato, MN,

Print Media and Popular Culture, Ayanna Gaines, Associate Librarian, Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003,

Professional Development, Kathleen Turner, Aurora University,

Queer Studies, Veronica Popp, Elmhurst College,

Race and Ethnicity, Jessica Birch,

Reality Television, Ann Andaloro, Department of Communication, Media and Leadership, Morehead State University, 203 Breckinridge Hall, Morehead KY 40351,

Religion and Popular Culture, David Schimpf, Theology, Marian University, Fond du Lac WI 54935,

Romance, Maryan Wherry, Western Illinois University Quad-Cities,

Science in Popular Culture, Michael Lachney, Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,

Sixties and Popular Culture, Paul R. Kohl, Communication Arts, Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista St., Dubuque IA 52001,

Southern Literature and Culture, Anne M. Canavan, Salt Lake City Community College

Sports Culture, Ben Dettmar, American Studies, Michigan State University,

Subculture, Morgan Shipley, American Studies, Michigan State University,

Television, Cory Barker, Department of Communication and Culture, Indiana University,

Theatre, Laura Dougherty, Department of Theatre & Dance, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC,

Twentieth-Century Studies, James Knippling, University of Cincinnati,

Urban Studies, Megan Cannella, University of Nevada, Reno,

Utopia/Dystopia, John A. Grummel, 605 Washington St., Liberal Arts Hall 218, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA 52142,

Video Games, Pam Wicks, Aurora University,

Westerns, Kent Anderson, American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH 43403,

Whedon Studies, Kadee Whaley, University of Kentucky,

Writing and Rhetoric in Popular Culture, Chris Blankenship, Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism, Emporia State University,

Youth Literature and Media, Patrick Cox, Rutgers University,

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Latin American Popular Culture