The next research project I hope to work on looks at how people make sense of robots. I am particularly interested in how people apply gendered assumptions…… Read more “Gendering Robots: A Class Discussion”
I didn’t go see Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it was released in theaters. I couldn’t bring myself to. And this is coming from someone who…… Read more “This Jedi’s Reaction to The Force Awakens: An Autoethnography in Fractured Fandom”
Defining Fractured Fandom According to the discipline of fan studies, at this point in history, being a fan is considered a positive for any individual. Being a…… Read more “Categorizing Fractured Fandom”
Day 2: Sunday, June 22nd On the topic of mass… I am still uncomfortable joining in on the spiritual sessions and Catholic Eucharist ceremonies that are scheduled…… Read more “An Autoethnography of Collegium – Day Two”
This blog post was inspired by a request to comment on the 30th anniversary for an article on the momentous event. You can find the entire article… Read more "30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters"
The title of this blog post could well have been “______ Tensions in Geekdom: Why? Just, Why?”, but I think that would’ve messed with the URL and…… Read more “Sexist Tensions in Geekdom: Why? Just, Why?”
This is the third part of my dissertation’s first chapter. The first part was on defining gendered media engagings. The second part was on defining gender. Why studying…… Read more “The Study of Gendered Media Engagings (Part 3): Why It Matters”
Ever hear of slash? When I went to graduate school, I was not aware of slash. But I came to learn about it, be fascinated by it,…… Read more “Learning to Slash”