Karen Tongson

Karen Tongson
Co-host, Waiting to X-hale Podcast; Professor of English, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and American Studies & Ethnicity
March 24, 2021 - 4:00pm
Whiteness & Promises: Notes on Reading Errantly

Zoom Link: https://yale.zoom.us/j/97706483967

Co-sponsored by Theater and Performance Studies 

About Karen Tongson 

Karen Tongson is the author of Why Karen Carpenter Matters (a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Nonfiction), and Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries (2011). In 2019, she received Lambda Literary’s Jeanne Córdova Award for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction for her body of work to date. She is chair of gender & sexuality studies, and Professor of gender & sexuality studies, English and American studies & ethnicity at USC. She is also co-editor of the award-winning book series, Postmillennial Pop with Henry Jenkins at NYU Press. Her writing and cultural commentary have appeared in NPRLARB (Los Angeles Review of Books), The Los Angeles TimesThe AV ClubEntertainment WeeklyL.A. WeeklyBuzzFeed ReaderThe Washington PostSüddeutsche Zeitung and Public Books, among other public and scholarly venues. Tongson has two books in progress: NORMPORN: Television and the Spectacle of Normalcy (NYU Press), and Empty Orchestra: Karaoke, Queer Aesthetics, Queer Theory (Duke University Press). She co-hosts and executive produces the podcast Waiting to X-Hale with Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh.