Dr. Melissa Click, chair of the 2014 conference organizing committee, is very pleased to announce that Sarah Banet-Weiser will be the keynote speaker.
Banet-Weiser, Professor in the School of Communication at USC Annenberg and the department of American Studies and Ethnicity, is the author of Authentic™: The Politics of Ambivalence in a Brand Culture (New York University Press, 2012), Kids Rule! Nickelodeon and Consumer Citizenship (Duke University Press, 2007), and The Most Beautiful Girl in the World: Beauty Pageants and National Identity (University of California Press, 1999). She has written numerous articles and book chapters on feminist theory, race and the media, youth culture, popular and consumer culture, and citizenship and national identity. She is also co-editor of Commodity Activism: Cultural Resistance in Neoliberal Times (New York University Press, 2012) and Cable Visions: Television Beyond Broadcasting (New York University Press, 2007).
The 2014 Console-ing Passions conference will be held at the University of Missouri in Columbia from April 10-12. To receive updates about the conference, follow@CPMissouri2014 on Twitter or sign up for the Console-ing Passions Google Group.
*Please note: Previously the organizing committee announced that Angela McRobbie would keynote the CP 2104 conference. Unfortunately, she is unable to attend.