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 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's 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 an Assistant Teaching Professor in Religious Studies interested in current changes occurring in religion in America and the topic of religion and sport.