9-11 in Popular Culture, Paul Petrovic, Department of English, University of Tulsa, pauldpetrovic@gmail.com

Advertising and Public Relations, Kristy Tucciarone, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Media Studies, University of Missouri–St. Louis, tucciaronek@umsl.edu

African-American Popular Culture, Angela M. Nelson, Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, anelson@bgsu.edu; Carlos D. Morrison, Communication, Alabama State University, cdmorrison@alasu.edu

Amusements and Entertainment, Omotayo Banjo, Department of Communication, University of Cincinnati, banjooo@ucmail.uc.edu

Animals and Plants in Popular Culture, Kathy Brady, Communication, University of Wisconsin—Whitewater, bradyk@uww.edu

Animation, Mark Gellis, Ketterling University, mgellis@kettering.edu

Art History and Visual Culture, Cortney Barko, Department of History, English, and Creative Arts, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, cortneybarko@gmail.com

Asian Popular Culture, Matt Duncan,  matt@chaospiral.com

Authorship and Auteurism, Dan Herbert, Screen Art & Cultures, University of Michigan, danherb@umich.edu

Birth Studies, Todd Comer, Department of English, Defiance College, proftod@gmail.com

British Popular Culture, Sarah Petrovic, Department of Humanities, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, spetrovic@okwu.edu

Celebrity and Stardom, Alexandra Newman, newmanal12@gmail.com

Comics, Paul R. Kohl, Communication Arts, Loras College, paul.kohl@loras.edu

Contemporary Studies, Jasara Hines, University of Central Florida, jhines7@knights.ucf.edu

Cultural Geography, Melissa Sartore, West Virginia Institute of Technology, Melissa.Sartore@mail.wvu.edu

Dance, Darryl Clark, Missouri State University, DarrylClark@missouristate.edu

Death Studies, Amy K. Drees, Arts and Humanities, Defiance College, adrees@defiance.edu

Documentary, Jeffrey P. Chown, Communication, Northern Illinois University, jchown@niu.edu

Environment and Culture, Sarah McFarland Taylor, Religious Studies, Northwestern University, Sarah@northwestern.edu

Ethnography, Malynnda Johnson, Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, mindyj@uwm.edu

Family, Stella Ress, History, Loyola University Chicago, sress@luc.edu

Fan Studies, Katie Wilson, University of Louisville, KateMarieWilson@gmail.com

Fashion, Kelli Purcell-O’Brien, Department of English, The University of Memphis, kobrien1@memphis.edu

Fat Studies, Jasie Stokes, University of Louisville, jasiestokes@gmail.com

Festivals and Food, Caryn E. Neumann, History, Miami University—Ohio, neumance@miamioh.edu

Film, Gretchen Bisplinghoff, Communication, Northern Illinois University, gbisplin@niu.edu

Gender Studies, Amber Davisson, amberldavisson@gmail.com

Girls’ Culture/Girls’ Studies, Miriam Forman-Brunell, History, University of Missouri—Kansas City, Forman-BrunellM@umkc.edu

Health, Malynnda Johnson, Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, mindyj@uwm.edu

Heroes in Popular Culture, Jef Burnham, jefburnham@gmail.com

Hip-Hop, Mark Anthony Caldwell, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, mac4@uwm.edu

History, Bob Batchelor, Thiel College, BBatchelor@thiel.edu

Horror and Science Fiction/Fantasy, John A. Dowell, Undergraduate University Division, Michigan State University, jdowell@msu.edu

Humor, John A. Dowell, Undergraduate University Division, Michigan State University, jdowell@msu.edu

Indian Popular Culture, Margaret Redlich, DePaul University, mredlich21@gmail.com; Sarah Petrovic, Department of Humanities, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, spetrovic@okwu.edu

Indigenous Studies, Anthony Adah, Film Studies, Minnesota State University—Moorhead, adahan@mnstate.edu

Jewish Studies, Linda Long-Van Brocklyn, History, Ohio State University, long-vanbrocklyn.1@osu.edu

Labor, Work, and Culture, Tom Discenna, Rhetoric, Communication, and Journalism, Oakland University, discenna@oakland.edu

Latin American Popular Culture, Felipe Gomez, Hispanic Studies, Department of Modern Languages, fgomez@andrew.cmu.edu

Libraries, Museums, and Collecting, Tom Caw, Music Public Services Librarian, Mills Music Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, tcaw@library.wisc.edu

Material Culture, Trish Cunningham, Ohio State University, Cunningham.190@osu.edu

Middle Eastern Culture, Stacy Holden, Purdue University, sholden@purdue.edu

Military and Wartime Studies, Kathleen Kennedy, Department of History, Missouri State University, KathleenKennedy@Missouristate.edu

Music, Gary Burns, Communication, Northern Illinois University, gburns@niu.edu

Mystery, Thrillers, and Detective, and Crime Fiction, Maryan Wherry, Western Illinois University Quad-Cities, m-wherry@wiu.edu

Mythology, Jessica L. T. deVega, Religious Studies, Morningside College, devega@morningside.edu

New Media, Pam Wicks, Aurora University, pwicks22@gmail.com

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture, Erin Mae Clark, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, eclark@smumn.edu

Otaku Studies, Jason Bennett, History, Collin College, mpca.otaku@gmail.com

Pedagogy and Popular Culture, Thomas J. Passero, School of Business, Owens Community College, Thomas_passero@owens.edu

Political Economy, John A. Grummel, Upper Iowa University, grummelj@uiu.edu

Politics, Janet Novak, Independent Scholar, novakjanet@yahoo.com

Print Media and Popular Culture, Ayanna Gaines, Associate Librarian, Ventura College, ayannag@gmail.com

Professional Development, Kathleen Turner, University of Mississippi, turner8kathleen@gmail.com; Bob Batchelor, Thiel College, BBatchelor@thiel.edu

Queer Studies, Kristopher L. Cannon, Communication, Georgia State University, kris.cannon@mac.com

Race & Ethnicity, Jessica Kaiser, American Studies, Purdue University, kaiser2@purdue.edu

Radio, Kathy Brady, Communication, University of Wisconsin—Whitewater, Whitewater WI 53190, bradyk@uww.edu

Reality Television, Ann Andaloro, Department of Communication, Media and Leadership, Morehead State University, a.andaloro@moreheadstate.edu

Religion and Popular Culture, David Schimpf, Theology, Marian University, dschimpf@marianuniversity.edu

Romance, Maryan Wherry, Western Illinois University Quad-Cities, m-wherry@wiu.edu

Science in Popular Culture, Michael Lachney, Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Michael.lachney@gmail.com

Sixties and Popular Culture, Paul R. Kohl, Communication Arts, Loras College, paul.kohl@loras.edu

Southern Literature and Culture, Anne M. Canavan, English, Northern Illinois University, anne.canavan@gmail.com

Sports Culture, Ben Dettmar, Department of History, Adrian College, bdettmar@adrian.edu

Subculture, Morgan Shipley, American Studies, Michigan State University, shiple18@msu.edu

Television, Cory Barker, Indiana University, barkerc@umail.iu.edu

Theatre, Laura Dougherty, Department of Theatre & Dance, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, doughertyl@winthrop.edu

Travel and Tourism, Daniel I. Vieyra, College of Architecture + Environmental Design, Kent State University, danvieyra@yahoo.com

Urban Studies, Megan Cannella, Joliet Junior College, megan.cannella@gmail.com

Video Games, Pam Wicks, Aurora University, pwicks22@gmail.com

Westerns, Kent Anderson, American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University, kjander@bgsu.edu

Whedon Studies, Kadee Whaley, University of Kentucky, kwhaley87@gmail.com

Writing and Rhetoric in Popular Culture, Chris Blankenship, Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism, Emporia State University, c.n.blankenship@gmail.com

Youth Literature and Media, Orlando Dos Reis, dosreis@ksu.edu


If you are interested in becoming an area chair of the below open panels (or proposing a new area), please contact the Vice President at vicepresident@mpcaaca.org

African Studies
Amusements and Entertainment
Disability and Popular Culture
Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Popular Culture
Irish Studies
Middle Eastern Culture
Midwestern Culture
Philosophy and Popular Culture
Twentieth-Century Studies


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