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 characterize women of color on seasons 11 and 13 of “Big Brother.” For more, check out my book Inside Reality TV.