Karen Tongson

Co-host, Waiting to X-hale Podcast; Professor of English, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and American Studies & Ethnicity
March 25, 2020 - 4:00pm
Why Karen Carpenter Matters and what it means to be a "Pop Culture Scholar" - In conversation w/ Tav Nyong'o
WLH 309 See map
100 Wall St.

About Karen Tongson

Karen Tongson is Professor of English, gender & sexuality studies, and American studies & ethnicity at USC. She’s the author of Why Karen Carpenter Matters (2019), and Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries (2011), as well as co-editor of the award-winning book series, Postmillennial Pop (with Henry Jenkins) at NYU Press. In 2019, she received the Lambda Literary Jeanne Córdova Award for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction. Tongson has two books in progress: Empty Orchestra: Karaoke, Queer Aesthetics, Queer Theory (Duke University Press), and NORMPORN: Television and the Spectacle of Normalcy (NYU Press). Previously a panelist on MaximumFun.org’s Pop Rocket podcast, she now cohosts Waiting to X-hale with Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh. (www.karentongson.org; Twitter @inlandemperor; Instagram @tongsonator)