My work in and around media has garnered quite a bit of press coverage over the years. I am pleased to comment on pop culture and larger issues of meaning and value. I’ve recently been interviewed on topics including 50 Shades of Grey, hipsters, going viral, and why the French don’t like Taylor Swift (reporter’s framing, not mine).
As my students say, though, I broke the Internet in 2014 with my work on Miley Cyrus. An earlier claim to fame (or at least media coverage) is my work with The Girls’ DJ Collective, a Philadelphia organization I co-founded along with Rashida Holmes in the early 2000s.
Here are links to selected interviews and interview-based articles that cover my recent “sociology of Miley Cyrus” course (race, class, gender, and media) as well as the Girls’ DJ Collective.
The Sociology of Miley Cyrus
An article (http://online.wsj.com/article/AP3a818f46cdb642ffabbbd139dff85700.html) circulated internationally over AP, from Latin America to India. Other interview-based international coverage included Swedish radio, French TV,and a Norwegian broadcasting company. The NME, a leading music publication, discussed the course, as well as outlets like The Today Show online, MTV News, US Weekly, the New York Daily News, the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian UK, the Independent UK, and Time magazine.
Some of the more interesting stories are here:
The Girls’ DJ Collective
http://archives.citypaper.net/articles/2005-10-13/cover6.shtml (This was a cover story.)