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Queer Representation, Visibility and Race in American Film and Television: Screening the Closet was published by Routledge in November 2015.

Screening the Closet develops a new framework for understanding queer visibility in the media that stresses the interdependence of race and sexuality. Challenging the idea that an increase of LGBTQ images is a uniformly
positive development, I demonstrate that many of these images offer a narrow vision of queer visibility.


1. All That Visibility Allows, or Mapping Queer Visibility
2. Visions of History: Queerness and Race in Hollywood Cinema from the Production Code to X-Men
3. Towards the ‘Gay 90s:’ Redefining Queer Visibility through the Lens of AIDS
4. Outside Space and Time: Screening Queerness in Brokeback Mountain and Boys Don’t Cry
5. Kevin and Scotty Get Married (And Hardly Anyone is Watching): Queer Visibility, Privacy, and the Boundaries of Everyday Life on Television
Concluding Remarks


Recent Articles & Book Chapters:

“The Experience Economy of TV Promotion at San Diego Comic-Con.” International Journal of Cultural Studies. Online first, July 2020. [Click here to download the Accepted Manuscript version of this article]. See also an interactive visual guide to this article.

“Time, Space, Strategy: Fan Blogging and the Economy of Knowledge at San Diego Comic-Con.” Popular Communication, Spring 2020 [Click here to download the Accepted Manuscript version of this article]

This slideshow provides an extensive insight into the spaces and experience of San Diego Comic-Con (click on picture):

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Please Like Me and Global TV Flows.” Transformative Works and Cultures, Issue 26, Spring 2018.

“Tumblr Pedagogies.” In: Companion to Fandom and Fan Studies, ed. By Paul Booth. Wiley-Blackwell, 2018.

“Fannish Affect, “Quality” Fandom, and Transmedia Storytelling Campaigns.” In:  The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom, ed. by Suzanne Scott and Melissa Click, 2017.

Please see my CV for all publications.