Call for Associate Editors: US Representation in Popular Culture and New Media

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
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PopMeC is an academic collective interested in investigating the articulation of the numerous and heterogeneous representations which have been constructing images of the US. The research group’s work is focused on how the US—their history, society, and diverse cultures—have been represented in popular media and cultural products. We foster a participative, engaging collaboration among scholars of any level interested in the field, as well as we aim at allowing postgraduate and early career participants to receive feedback and support in an academic safe space.

This call is for associate editors, who will be regularly invited to join in editorial discussions, form part of the blog’s pool of reviewers, and have the chance to propose or collaborate in the coordination of calls, events, and activities. Our editors can be specialized in any area that can relate with popular media and culture, focusing on specific aspects of the US context. We welcome researchers working on film, (web)TV series, comics and graphic narratives, music, performance, videogames, new media, genre fiction, and whatnot.

Among the fields we’re interested in (but not limited to) we suggest:

  • Arab American studies
  • Jewish American studies
  • African diaspora in the US
  • Native American studies
  • US-Canada borderlands
  • Videogames
  • Animation
  • Urban cultures
  • The occult in pop culture
  • Dystopian, utopian, futuristic narratives
  • Children and YA fiction
  • Specific perspectives (body culture, humor and satire, political exploitation of culture, etc.)

If you are interested in applying, please send your academic cv to, specifying for which areas of expertise you would like to collaborate. If you have any inquiries, don’t hesitate to drop us a line!

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