POPC MA Current Students

First Year Master's Students:

Brandon Alva
Hometown: Smyrna, Delaware
MFA, Creative Writing, University of Arizona BA, English, University of Utah
Research Interests: Comics and Jewish studies, the rhetoric of films “based on true a story,” and popular culture pedagogy at open access institutions.

Kyle Forquer
Hometown: Lancaster, OH
Bachelor of Fine Art in Motion Picture Production and Design from Wright State University
Research Interests: Sports Culture in American Media; Genre Theory in Film, Television, and Video Games; Class, Race, Gender issues in contemporary American society

Kayla Minniear
Hometown: Bowling Green, OH
Associates - Bachelors - Management (Ohio University )
Research Interests: Japanese Popular Culture, Video Game Industry

Rasheedat Ejeh-Olaiya

John Harris


Second Year Master's Students:

Abdulaziz Almansour

Colin Andrews
Hometown: Perrysburg, OH
Research Interests: Monsters in popular culture. Evolution of material culture and its uses.   

Zariyah Baynard

Taylor Bowles
Hometown: Greenfield, Ohio
B.A in Media and Culture with a Co-major in Arts Management and a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Miami University
Research Interests: Film and Televisions Studies, Fandom Studies, Gender, Queer, and Disability Studies, Sex Work and Sexuality in Popular Culture, and Feminist Psychoanalysis.

Rene Cote
Hometown: Asheville, NC
B.S. History at Western Carolina University
Research Interests: Cultural Transplantation, Commodification of Folk Art, Art as Protest

Jason Mecchi
Hometown: Oregon, OH
B.A. in English from Bowling Green State University
Research Interests: Film and Television Studies, Queer Theory and Studies, and the Body in Film and Television

Jenna Sule
Hometown: Elkhart, Indiana
English BA and Womens and Gender Studies BA
Research Interests: Female bodies in horror, animated horror, and representations of women in the media. 

Updated: 08/08/2022 10:04AM