Trauma Studies, Trauma Theory, Globalization and Immigration, Literary Trauma Theory
Visual culture, gender studies, postcolonialism, literature, and film
Early African American Cinema--focus on women, Early Cinema, African American Cinema, Film Studies, Critical Race Theory, D.C. History
Fanship Studies, Pop Culture
Native American and Indigenous Studies, performance theory, ethnography, folklore, collective memory, historical trauma and genocide, film and television studies, gender studies and feminist theory
Techno-religion, religious conservatism, neoliberal political economy, cultural politics, social/cultural resistance, social movements, digital activism.
Ethics with interest in phenomenology, deconstruction, Kantian aesthetics, especially the sublime
Medieval gender and sexuality, codes of normativity in gender and sexuality, neo-medievalism, popular culture, social institutionalism, medieval queenship, sociohistorical construction of heteronormative masculinity, collegiate masculinity, and collegiate sexual expression
Gender and Sexuality studies; mass and popular culture, disability, medial studies, historical and modern US culture.
Race/ethnicity, biopolitics, African American Studies
Police reform, undercover surveillance in New York City history.
Non-normative genders, the construction of gender, TV/film/media, the U.S. security state and queer bodies. The figure of the queer child/trans child
Popular culture, surrealism, postcolonial literature
Gender and sexuality, mass and popular culture, postfeminism
Affect, irony, phenomenology, neoliberalism, niche markets and consumer culture, popular culture, alternative genders and sexualities
Mass and popular culture, neoliberalism, media studies, and critical theory
Feminist and queer anthropology, ethnography, bodies and embodiment, gender and sexuality, drag performance
Black feminism, popular culture, film, TV, literature and Black identity.
Migration, diaspora, political economy, digital activism, language politics, gender, international development, religion, ethnography, Central Asia, Tajikistan
- Film studies - Media studies - Narratology and narrative theory
Film & visual culture, politics of aesthetics, phenomenology, transnationalism, globalization, space and place, southern studies
Medievalism, Academia as Culture, The Significance of Library Collections. In the past I have written on medieval brewing technology, German-American printing, St. Bridget of Sweden, the book trade, library disaster response, paratext, violence, pulp magazines, History of Medicine, Tahiti, presidential libraries and marketing as pop. culture. I think I am narrowing it down.
Film & television, American popular culture, digital & social media
Black History with a focus on Caribbean American experiences, Black feminism, youth development and community organizing
New media theory, social movement studies, affect theory, biopolitics, gender and sexuality studies, concentrating on feminism(s), queer theory
American Studies, museum studies, memory studies, political subjectivity, and cultural policy
Cultural musicology, affect theory, popular culture, memory studies, Media and technology, social activist movements
Cultural study of science and technology, culture and political economy, environment and culture, visual culture
Diaspora, South Asian-American studies, transnational feminisms, disability, queer bodies, non-dominant epistemologies, critical pedagogy, governmentality and empire
Gender and sexuality, queer and feminist theory, transgender studies, disability theory, literary theory and criticism, media representation, identity formation and performance, human rights movements
Social institutions, rhetoric/literature and politics, social control
Cognitive Culture, AI & Algorithms, Media & Film, Visual and Popular Cultures, Gender, Subjectivity, Anthropocene & Globalization
American Studies, legal and policy history, mass incarceration, comparative justice, poverty studies
Marxist political economy, Frankfurt school, uneven and combined development, globalization theory, international relations, nationalism, visual culture, the holocaust, celebrity studies, North Korean culture
Museums, globalization and art, art and political economy, sociology of culture, museum studies, critical theory, art theory, art historiography, Arab States of the Persian Gulf