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Track 2

Drag Me to Hell: Media and Respectability in the First 100 Days

Room 379

Description: What does respect(ability) mean under Trump? Under the first 100 days of Trump, we have seen a new spike in anti-immigrant rhetoric, hate crimes, and "alternative facts." This session will discuss the ways in which media is being used to empower, but also resist the current political climate.

Speakers

Meenasarani Linde Murugan

Fordham University

Meenasarani Linde Murugan is an Assistant Professor at Fordham University in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. She's written various academic online and print publications about media history, race, fashion, and gender, concerning contemporary programs like Mad Men and The Mindy Project.

Her manuscript, Gender and Race in Postwar Variety Television: Colorful Performance is under contract at Routledge and will be part of a new Gender, Media, and Sexuality series, edited by Mary Kearney.

Melissa Phruksachart

NYU

Melissa Phruksachart is Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the department of Cinema Studies at NYU, where she teaches Asian American media, television history, and transnational feminist cinema. She recently wrote a blog post about the Japanese man in Get Out for Reappropriate.

Twitter: @mphruksachart