Karen Tongson is Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies at University of Southern California, and the author of Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries (NYU Press, 2011). Her work has appeared in numerous venues in print and online, including Social Text, GLQ, and Novel: A Forum on Fiction. She is currently the series editor for Postmillennial Pop at NYU Press, and just completed a multi-year term as co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Popular Music Studies. Her current book project, Empty Orchestra: Karaoke. Critical. Apparatus. critiques prevailing paradigms of imitation in contemporary aesthetics and critical theory, while offering a genealogy of karaoke technologies, techniques, and desires.
CONTRIBUTION TO THE FUNAMBULIST MAGAZINE:
– “Podcast Transcripts: Queer Suburban Imaginaries,” in The Funambulist 2 (Nov-Dec 2015) Suburban Geographies.
– Queer Suburban Imaginaries (recorded on May 3, 2014)