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Arlene Caney
Community College of Philadelphia
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Adolescence in Film and Television
Kylo-Patrick Hart
Texas Christian University
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Advertising
Christopher Lee Swindell
Marshall University
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African-American Culture
Elgie Sherrod
Virginia Commonwealth University
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Aging and Senior Culture
Frederick John Augustyn, Jr.
Library of Congress
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American Indian Literatures and Cultures
Timothy Petete
University of Central Oklahoma
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American Literature
Jillian L Wenburg
Park University
Nicole Freim
Southwestern Oregon Community College
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Animation
David S. Silverman
Kansas Wesleyan University
Peter Chanthanakone
Zayed University/University of Iowa
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Art & Design Culture
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Gretchen Gasterland-Gustafsson
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
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Asian Popular Culture
Ying Xu
Independent Scholar
John A. Lent
Independant Scholar
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Australian and New Zealand Popular Culture
Glen Thomas
Queensland University of Technology
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Beer Culture
Robert A Cole
Roger Williams University
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Biographies
Susie Skarl
University of Nevada Las Vegas
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Black Performing Arts Area
Jonafa Banbury
Independant Scholar
Michael Borshuk
Texas Tech University
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Black Popular Culture
David Moody
Lake Erie College
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Body and Culture
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Tony Kemerly
High Point University
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Border Studies, Cultural Economy & Migration
Araceli Masterson-Algar
University of Kansas
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British Popular Culture
Maureen Thum
University of Michigan
John Greenfield
McKendree University
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Celebrity & Popular Culture
Michael Brody
University of Maryland
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Cemeteries & Gravemarkers
J. Joseph Edgette
Widener University
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Children/Young Adult Series Books and Dime Novels
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Demian Katz
Villanova University
Matthew Short
Northern Illinois University
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Children’s and YA Literature and Culture
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Amie Doughty
SUNY Oneonta
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Circus and Sideshow Culture 
Stacey Mascia-Susice
North Country Community College
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Civil War & Reconstruction
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Randal Allred
Brigham Young University, Hawaii, retired
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Collecting & Collectibles
Lynn Bartholome
Popular Culture Association; Bowling Green State University
Robin Hershkowitz
Bowling Green State University
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Comedy & Humor
Peter Seely
Benedictine University
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Comics and Comic Art
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Nicole Freim
Southwestern Oregon Community College
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Communication & Digital Culture
Randy D Nichols
Limestone University
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Copyright and Intellectual Property
Brendan Riley
Columbia College Chicago
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Creative Fiction Writing
William Lee Belford
Armstrong State University, Savannah, Georgia
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Cultural Adaptations
David Moody
Lake Erie College
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Dance & Dance Culture
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Jen Atkins
Florida State University
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Disability Studies 
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Shannon R Wooden
Missouri State University
Claude Desmarais
University of British Columbia
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Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Robert Bell
University of North Carolina Asheville
Robert Ficociello
Holy Family University
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Disney Studies - Special Topic 2022
Sabrina Mittermeier
University of Kassel, Germany
Peter Cullen Bryan
Penn State University
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Eastern European Studies - Special Topic 2022
Olga Silverman
Sacred Heart Jr./Sr. High School
Nicole Freim
Southwestern Oregon Community College
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Ecology & Culture
Mark O'Thomas
University of Greenwich
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Education, Teaching, History & Popular Culture
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Edward Janak
University of Toledo
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Eros, Pornography & Popular Culture
Nicole Freim
Southwestern Oregon Community College
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Fairy Tales
Amanda M. Caleb
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Amanda Boyd
University of North Dakota
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Fan Culture & Theory
Katherine Larsen
The George Washington University
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Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design
Joseph Henry Hancock
Drexel University
Jessica Strübel
University of Rhode Island
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Fat Studies
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Lesleigh Owen
Black Hills State University
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Film
Fabrizio Cilento
Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media; Messiah University
Anna Weinstein
Assistant Professor of Screenwriting, Kennesaw State University
Nicole Freim
Southwestern Oregon Community College
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Fitness, Exercise and Physical Culture
Nicole Freim
Southwestern Oregon Community College
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Folklore
Kathryn Edney
Regis College
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Food in Popular Culture
Roger Adams
Kansas State University
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Game Studies
Nicholas Mizer
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Matthew Wysocki
Flagler College
Steffi Shook
Manhattanville College
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Gender & Media Studies
Debbie Phillips
Muskingum College
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Gender Studies
Julie O'Reilly
Heidelberg University
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Generational Studies
James Von Schilling
Northampton Community College
Shay Rahm
University of Central Oklahoma
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German Literature & Culture
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Claude Desmarais
University of British Columbia
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Gothic Literature, Film & Culture
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Louis Palmer
Castleton State College
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Happiness and Culture—Special Topic 2022
Vida Penezic
Independent Scholar
Nicole Freim
Southwestern Oregon Community College
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Health, Humanities, and Popular Culture
Elizabeth Lea Ervin-White
Ph.D. Student at University of Alabama Birmingham
Lynn Bartholome
Popular Culture Association; Bowling Green State University
Nicole Freim
Southwestern Oregon Community College
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History of PCA and the Popular Culture Movement
Gary Burns
Northern Illinois University
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Horror (Text, Media, Culture)
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Tiffany A. Bryant
Independent Scholar
Jim Iaccino
Associate Professor of Forensic Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Indian Culture, Art & Media
Bridgette Colaco
Troy University
Nicole Freim
Southwestern Oregon Community College
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Internet Culture
Mary Beth Ray
Plymouth State University
Colin Helb
Elizabethtown College
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Journalism & Media Culture
James Von Schilling
Northampton Community College
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Language Attitudes & Popular Linguistics
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
James G. Mitchell
Salve Regina University
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Latin American Literature, Film, and Culture
Julio Quintero
University of Dayton
Nicole Freim
Southwestern Oregon Community College
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Latin Americans and Latinos: Identity Issues and Cultural Stereotypes
Raul Rosales Herrera
Drew University
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Law and Popular Culture
Patricia Peknik
Berklee College of Music
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Bruce Drushel
Miami University
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Libraries, Archives & Museums
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Casey Hoeve
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Literature & Madness
Russ Pottle
Worcester State University
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Literature, Politics, & Society
George B. Moore
University of Colorado
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Material Culture
Heidi Nickisher
Rochester Institute of Technology
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Medieval Popular Culture
Christina Francis
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
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Memory & Representation
Terry Cochran
Université de Montréal
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Men and Men’s Studies
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Merry G Perry
West Chester University
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Motherhood/Fatherhood & Popular Culture
Kathryn Pallister
Red Deer College
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Music
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Thomas M. Kitts
St. John’s University
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Musicals, Stage & Film
Samuel Goldstein
Daytona State College
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Mystery & Detective Fiction
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Jennifer Schnabel
Ohio State University
Amy Hausser
Midlands Technical College
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Mythology in Contemporary Culture
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Kate Rittenhouse
Independent Scholar
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Non-Fiction Writing 
Michael Smith
James Madison University
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Philosophy and Culture
James M. Okapal
Missouri Western State University
Nicole Freim
Southwestern Oregon Community College
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Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Katie Manning
Point Loma Nazarene University
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Politics Portrayed in Electronic Print and Media
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Fran Hassencahl
Old Dominion University
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Popular Art, Architecture, and Design
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Jennifer Streb
Juniata College
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Popular History in American Culture
Tiffany Knoell
Bowling Green State University
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Professional Development
Jordan McClain
Independent Scholar
Callie Clare
Siena Heights University
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Psychology and Popular Culture
Margaret Mendenhall
Graduate Student, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Nicole Freim
Southwestern Oregon Community College
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Pulp Studies
Jason Ray Carney
Christopher Newport University
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Punk Culture
Andrew Wood
De Anza College
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Radio and Audio Media
Matthew Killmeier
Auburn University Montgomery
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Regional Cultures and Literatures
Adam M. Crowley
Husson University
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Religion and Culture
Pamela A. Detrixhe
Central Michigan University
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Rhetoric, Composition, and Popular Culture
Jennifer Burg
Bennington, VT
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Romance
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Jodi McAlister
Deakin University
Heather Schell
George Washington University
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Science & Popular Culture
Steven Gil
Queensland University of Technology
Bill Lott
Queensland Uinversity of Technology
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Science Fiction and Fantasy
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Gillian I Leitch
Independent Scholar
Sherry Ginn
Independent Scholar
Heather M. Porter
Independent Scholar
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Sea Literature, History, and Culture
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Matthieu Guitton
Laval University
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Shakespeare on Film and Television
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Richard Vela
University of North Carolina-Pembroke
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Soap Opera and Serialized Storytelling
Robert Bruno
University of Michigan
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Sports
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Yuya Kiuchi
Michigan State University
Jon Bruning
Carthage College
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Stephen King
Phil Simpson
Eastern Florida State College
Rebecca Frost
independent scholar
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Television
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Amanda McClain
American Public University
Candice D Roberts
St. John’s University
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The Beatles- Special Topic 2022
Shannon Howard
Auburn University Montgomery
Nicole Freim
Southwestern Oregon Community College
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The Grateful Dead - Special Topic 2022
Nicholas Meriwether
Center for Counterculture Studies
Nicole Freim
Southwestern Oregon Community College
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The Sixties
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Kevin M. Moist
Penn State Altoona
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Theatre and Drama
Eric Wiley
University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley
Thomas James Fuschetto
South Texas College
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Tolkien Studies
Robin Anne Reid
Independent scholar
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Travel and Tourism
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Christy Fic
Shippensburg University
Nicole Freim
Southwestern Oregon Community College
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Undergraduate Sessions
(Accepts undergraduate submissions)
Mark Rubinfeld
Westminster College
Kristjane Nordmeyer
Westminster College
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Vampire Studies
Lisa Nevarez
Siena College
U Melissa Anyiwo
Curry College
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Vehicle Culture
Amee Kim
Canterbury Christ Church University
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Virtual Identities and Self-Promoting
Monica Storme Gallamore
Collin College
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Visual Culture
Jeffrey Schneider
Saint Louis Community College/Meramec
Royce Smith
Montana State University
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War and Armed Conflict After 1945:  Literature, History, Culture, and the Arts
Renate Prescott
Kent State University at Geauga
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Westerns and the West
Mark Bernhardt
Jackson State University
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Women’s Studies
Amanda Jo Hobson
Indiana State University
Kathy Mason
University of Findlay, Department of History, Law and Gender Studies
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World’s Fairs and Expositions
Laurie Dalton
Acadia University
Thomas Prasch
Washburn University
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2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines
01Aug-212022 Conference Information Available on Website
01-Sept-21Submissions Open 
01-Oct-21Early Bird Registration Begins
15-Nov-21Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications
16-Dec-21Early Bird Registration Ends; Regular Registration Begins
01-Jan-22Regular Registration Ends
02-Jan-22Preliminary Schedule Available
01-Feb-22Registration for Presenters End; Those Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program
01-Apr-22Online Non-presenter Registration Ends
April 13-16, 2022PCA CONFERENCE IN SEATTLE, WA
 All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.
To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee.   
The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
 
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