Star Trek and Cultural Capitalism
 
Did you know that I’m a huge nerd? You probably guessed as much given the whole grad school thing... One of my main nerdy tendencies is that I’m a pretty big sci-fi fan. When I was younger I was obsessed with Star Wars, but since starting grad school I’ve become a hard core Trekkie.  
 
After some prodding from my partner, Ben. I wrote a paper for the annual Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association conference. Ben also wrote a paper and we were on a panel together. My paper was on Star Trek and Cultural Capitalism. It discussed how during the 1990s, the three televised Star Trek series (TNG, DS9, and VOY) reflected the development of capitalism in America. If you’re interested, you can read my paper here.  Also, I went a little overboard with my prezi....
 
The best part was that we managed to attract quite a crowd (for an academic conference, that is). They were probably coming for the Star Trek, but it was really fun to have an audience with more members than the panel....hehe.
Sunday, April 20, 2014