Karen Tongson discusses queer theory, gentrification, and popular culture. Feminist research of popular culture can help us understand what kinds of interventions we can make into prevailing cultural messages and create conditions of possibility for new narratives and trajectories.
Karen Tongson is Associate Professor of English, Gender Studies and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, Dornsife. Tongson's first book is titled Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries.
Video production: Sarah McCullough
Interviewer: Amanda Modell
Video Publication Date: 7/4/18