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Karen Tongson

Karen Tongson is Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies at University of Southern California, and the author of Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries (NYU Press). Her work has appeared in numerous venues in print and online. She has a forthcoming book with ForEdge Press on Why Karen Carpenter Matters, and has two books in progress: Empty Orchestra: Karaoke in Our Time, and Normal Television: Critical Essays on Queer Spectatorship after the "New Normalcy.Postmillennial Pop, the award-winning book series she co-edits with Henry Jenkins at NYU Press, has published over a dozen titles. You can also hear Karen talk about pop culture, the arts and entertainment on the weekly Pop Rocket Podcast, hosted by Guy Branum. Twitter @inlandemperor | Instagram @tongsonator