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The Transitioning of Pop Culture

On this episode of Pop Life Kendall Phillips is joined by TJ Billard. TJ is an assistant professor in the School of Communication, his research spans political communication, the sociology of social movements, and transgender studies, with a primary focus on the relationship between media and the US transgender rights movement.

Kendall and TJ discuss Pop Culture through the lens of transgender representation.

Historically how has; or hasn’t, pop culture served the needs of the trans community? What have been consequences of negative representation of trans people? And what does authentic representation look like?

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