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
Recent Articles & Book Chapters:
“Cultural Diversity as Brand Management in Cable Television.” Media Industries (Winter 2015).
“Television’s Queer Futures? The Possibilities and Limitations of Web Series, Digital Distribution, and LGBT Representation in Husbands.” Future Texts: Subversive Performance and Feminist Bodies. Eds. Vicki Callahan and Virginia Kuhn (Parlor Press, 2015).
Please see my CV for all publications.