Roger Lancaster situates the current controversy over transgender rights and bathrooms within a broader history of bathroom segregation. He proposes the unisex bathroom as a solution to current popular dilemmas. Read more here.
Great news from the program: Cultural Studies PhD students Liz Andrews, Basak Durgun, Tai Neilson, and Christine Rosenfeld have been awarded summer research fellowships. To find out more, check out this article. Congratulations all!
Richard Otten has successfully defended his dissertation and the program congratulates him on his achievement. Read more about his journey through the program and his best memories by reading this article.
Graduate student Lindsey Macdonald interviewed Ben Brewer about his work that examines bikes as a way to understand craft economies and global commodity chains. If you missed Dr. Brewer's CSC talk, or want a refresher, check out this article.
The program extends its congratulations to alumna Fan Yang whose book Faked in China has been published. The book assesses the challenges faced by China following its accession to the World Trade Organization.
The Cultural Studies Program’s colloquium (CSC) series features talks by distinguished scholars from across the disciplines. Graduate student Caroline Guthrie interviewed Libby Anker about her book Orgies of Feeling, which explores how the genre of melodrama is present in modern politics.