Profiles in "Popular Culture Studies" Expertise Area

  • Jonsson centers his research on the intersections of culture, politics, ritual, and history.
  • An Ohio native and Yale University graduate, Fortunato spent 15 years in the entertainment industry before pursuing a second career in education. He has been a full time faculty member at Arizona State for over ten years
  • ASU alum amy dawn shinabarger is a Freirian committed to changing the world and empowering students through teaching as social practice. Her research focuses on the places in which language and power intersect.
  • Scott has taught courses in theatre, film and television history, developed the Herberger online course Independent Film, and created FMP 330: Professional and Technical Writing for Film/Media Industries.
  • Wilson specializes in the instruction of Japanese language, culture, and calligraphy. His research includes Japanese pedagogy and digital humanities.
  • Kimberly Holst's scholarship examines the intersection of law and media—particularly how media impacts public understanding of law. She frequently presents on effective law school pedagogy before domestic and international audiences.
  • Daughtre'ys primary research interests have been in religion in the Americas, religious hybridity, religion and gender, and religion and popular culture.
  • Ward is a social scientist whose research explores the intersection of Black cultural production, culture industries and urban placemaking efforts to advance arts practice and foster inclusive community development.
  • Terry Shoemaker is a Assistant Teaching Professor in Religious Studies interested in current changes occurring in religion in America. He researches broadly religion in various sectors of life like sports, popular culture, and public life.