About the Speaker
Tara McPherson is Associate Professor of critical studies and gender studies at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television. She is the author of Reconstructing Dixie: Race, Gender, and Nostalgia in the Imagined South (Duke University Press, 2003). She is co-editor (with Henry Jenkins and Jane Shattuc) of Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture (Duke University Press, 2003). Among her current projects is an anthology on new technology, a book manuscript on racial epistemologies in the electronic age, and the launching of an internet journal through the Institute for Multimedia Literacy.