Category Archives: Blog Posts

WAER Pop Life Pop Culture in the Classroom

What’s it like to teach with pop culture? Why is it important? Charisse joins Joe Lee of @WAER with Bob Thompson and Kendall Phillips to talk about #fastandfurious #keanureeves #mcu and more! Continue reading

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Developing and Defending Mixed Identity: Lessons from the Caribbean Diaspora

With parents from Trinidad and Tobago, Ken says he is one‐third Chinese, one‐sixth Scottish, one‐fourth African, two‐sevenths Amerindian, one‐seventh Welsh, half Trinidadian, one‐tenth Barbadian, four‐fifths Guyanese, and therefore, a “true true full‐ blooded West Indian stereotype.” (Ken Corsbie in Dindayal, … Continue reading

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2019 Bleier Center Commencement

Funny. The term co-viewing only emerges when it is no longer the norm. Continue reading

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Thank You Dean Branham

We lost an icon today. I lost a sister, a mentor, and a hero. I’m just grateful I got to share some of my happiest and proudest moments with the incomparable Lorraine Branham.

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Episode 1: Buddy Keanu

Originally posted on The Critical and the Curious:
In the first episode of the second season, we talk about the introduction of Keanu Reeves into the American public consciousness with Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) and My Own Private…

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Critical and Curious: A Fast and Furious Podcast

I’m excited to announce my newest podcast with Bob Thompson! We explore the cultural impact of Fast and Furious through the lens of pop culture history, media theory, and representations of race, class, and gender. Continue reading

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