The Professional Wrestling Studies Association announces the first issue of the Professional Wrestling Studies Journal from editor Matt Foy. This online, open access journal can be reached at

The first issue contains scholarly essays and reviews from different disciplines, all considering various aspects of professional wrestling. Issues include how professional wrestling relates to the current state of US politics, racism in professional wrestling, and how to research “sports entertainment.”

Additionally, Vol. 8 Is. 1 of the Popular Culture Studies Journal from the MPCA/ACA and editor CarrieLynn D. Reinhard has been published. This online, open access journal can be reached at

This issue contains research studies from established scholars and students that consider popular culture across time. From the 1950s and early television to the rise of YouTube influencers, this journal presents groundbreaking, original scholarship and reviews written for the general public.

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