Julia Himberg is director and associate professor of Film & Media Studies at Arizona State University. She is the author of The New Gay for Pay: The Sexual Politics of American Television Production. Her work has appeared in journals such as Communication, Culture, & Critique, Television & New Media, and JCMS. She served as the Special Features Editor for JCMS from 2017-2022. Outside of the university, she translates her research on social change and media representation of the LGBTQ community into persuasive messaging guidance for business clients. She also serves as a board member and chair of communications for GLSEN Arizona, which works to provide safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. Her work has been featured in the FX docuseries Pride, BBC News, PBS Newshour, and Women’s Health magazine among others. You can follow her on Twitter @JuliaHimberg.