Heteronormativity & Racism on and off the Set of CBS’s “Big Brother”: 2 Scholarly Presentations

In spring 2019, I attended the Western States Communication Association conference and presented two research projects about CBS’s Big Brother. The first presentation (video 1) is a critical exploration of the material and psychological implications of participating on “Big Brother.” I also consider how the show’s heteronormative links to capitalism. The second presentation is a an investigation of racist tropes of representation fans used to…

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Conference Etiquette and Take-Aways from the 2019 WSCA Conference

WSCA: Highs and Lows   High: Thank God for Sunday’s performance panel. Day 1 was such a bust. This panel reminded me why it’s important to convene with professional colleagues and friends. I loved watching Kurt, Brandon, Amira, and Benny each knock their performances out of the park. Kurt noted how each of us have such a unique performance styles that are tailored to our…

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