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Sunday, April 17 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Digital Prosumers Vocalize Identity
Jessica Pruett, “‘Reality Ruined My Life’: Lesbian One Direction Fandom and Disruptive Desires”
Douglas S. Ishii, “I Am Not a Hipster and Other White Lies: Seeing the Voice of Indie Rock”
Elaine Kathryn Andres, “Singable Sexuality: Booty Eating and Jhené Aiko’s Performance of Contingent Hypersexualities”

Moderators
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Christopher Woon

Christopher Woon is a documentary filmmaker, musician, and educator who currently lives in Seattle. He made his documentary feature directorial debut with the film Among B­Boys in 2011, a film that has shown nationally on the PBS World network. He has a passion for uncovering Asian American narratives, and currently works as a freelance filmmaker for the Seattle Channel and various clients while serving as the Seattle Asian American Film... Read More →

Speakers
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Elaine Kathryn Andres

Elaine Kathryn Andres is a PhD student in Culture and Theory at UC Irvine. Her research interests broadly focus on narrative and performance as praxis with a particular interest in popular music and digital/visual culture. She holds a BA in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley. “Singable Sexuality: Booty Eating and Jhené Aiko’s Performance of Contingent Hypersexualities” | Omarion’s 2015 release “Post to Be&rdquo... Read More →
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Douglas S. Ishii

Douglas S. Ishii is the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his PhD from the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. His manuscript-in-progress, Dissembling Diversities: Asian Pacific American Arts Activism and the Racialization of Sophistication, examines Asian American activist media representations through their dual... Read More →
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Jessica Pruett

Jessica Pruett is a PhD student in Culture and Theory at the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests include transnational feminist theory, pop music fandom, identity formation, and queer composition. More specifically, her work examines lesbian fandom of boy bands with an interest in how this fandom complicates widely accepted narratives about and dismissals of the boy band and its fanbase. “‘Reality Ruined My... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Demo Lab EMP Museum, 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109

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