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I am a qualitative researcher, author, editor and public sociologist. My first book was Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos (Scarecrow 2013) . To date, I have edited five books focused on inequality and culture including The Beyoncé Effect (McFarland 2016) Feminist Theory and Pop Culture (Sense 2015), and Gender and Pop Culture: A Text-Reader (Sense 2014), co-edited with Patricia Leavy. Gender and Pop Culture has received praise from Jean Kilbourne (Killing Us Softly) and Jackson Katz (Tough Guise). My most recent book, The Politics of Gender, was released in late 2018. I've been interviewed by NBC News, NPR, USA Today, Reuters, The Tampa Bay Times, and the Orlando Sentinel, among other outlets. My writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Mary Sue, and the Orlando Sentinel. My areas of research are focused on gender and popular culture, feminism and media, public sociology, and feminist theory.