"How David Bowie Fans Transformed Brixton After His Death"

I am ecstatic to share that the journal article I wrote last year based on my thesis research has just been published in the peer-reviewed Wiley Journal of Popular Culture - Special Issue: "Exploring the Popular Culture and Tourism Place-making Nexus," Volume 52, Issue 6. This is my first full-fledged academic publication, and the entire … Continue reading "How David Bowie Fans Transformed Brixton After His Death"

‘Something Happened on the Day He Died’: How David Bowie Fans Transformed Brixton at FSNNA19

Below you can find my slides and outline from the presentation I gave at the Fan Studies Network North America academic conference on October 25, 2019, at DePaul University, Chicago, IL in the Agency in Music Fandoms panel. This is part of my MA thesis research, that I am currently working on at the CUNY … Continue reading ‘Something Happened on the Day He Died’: How David Bowie Fans Transformed Brixton at FSNNA19

‘This Is My Culture, Man, This Is My Home’: The Many Ways Frank Turner Moves His Fans

This was the final paper I wrote for a class at Queens College on a musical subculture in December 2015. I chose to analyze Frank Turner's fanbase, of course, and was fortunate enough to be in a position where not only could I interview Frank himself about the topic but also a number of his … Continue reading ‘This Is My Culture, Man, This Is My Home’: The Many Ways Frank Turner Moves His Fans

‘Make Tiny Changes’: How Frightened Rabbit Fans Effect Change

Here are my slides and outline for the presentation I gave on Frightened Rabbit fans at the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies conference in Times Square, New York City. You can watch a video of my actual presentation here. Trigger warning: This paper discusses depression, suicide, and Scott Hutchison's death. First I’d like to … Continue reading ‘Make Tiny Changes’: How Frightened Rabbit Fans Effect Change

Presentation: ‘Make Tiny Changes’ at CMCS19

Here's my full presentation from August 30, 2019, at the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies conference in Times Square, New York City. I was a bit shaky, and emotional, but battled through to talk about how fans of Frightened Rabbit rallied together to raise awareness and funds for mental health initiatives through community-building activities. … Continue reading Presentation: ‘Make Tiny Changes’ at CMCS19