PCSA Student Organization

Popular Culture Scholars' Association (PCSA)

The Popular Culture Scholars' Association (PCSA) is a graduate student run organization dedicated to encouraging the study of popular culture, supporting the professional development of students pursuing a MA in Popular Culture at BGSU (POPC MAs), and linking undergraduates, graduates, educators, and outside scholars. PCSA hosts a monthly colloquium that both brings contemporary popular culture scholarship to the BGSU campus and highlights the popular culture scholarship of current BGSU undergraduates, graduates, and faculty members. PCSA also hosts professional development programming and executes an annual Ray Browne Conference.

PCSA 2022-2023 Officers
President:  Taylor Bowles
Secretary: Jenna Sule
Treasurer: Jason Mecchi
Graduate Student Advisors: Haley Shipley, Judy Clemens-Smucker

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When: April 14th & 15th, 2023
Bowling Green State University, Jerome Library
Call for Papers Deadline:
January 1st, 2023

The need for class consciousness in the United States is more important than ever. The social complications and physical toll of Covid-19 and skyrocketing inflation has exacerbated already deepening gaps between the rich and poor. As the poorest of us suffer the worst of the pandemic, the wealthiest have celebrated unprecedented profits. Though it may seem common knowledge that the classes in America live very different lives from one another, the lack of academic, media, and social attention conceals the growing crisis this divide causes. By understanding and breaking down the structures and systems that uphold our modern class structure, this conference aims to make meaningful change both in and outside of the academic ivory tower.

For more information please visit the conference webpage

Co-sponsored event link to Conference Webpage
This event is co-sponsored by BGSU University Libraries, Popular Culture Scholar's Association, and The School of Cultural and Critical Studies.

PCSA History:

PCSA was founded in the fall of 2011 in a moment of great energy and passion about popular culture studies by Popular Culture MA students, Myc Wiatrowski, Cory Barker, and Brian Keilen.

It was originally populated by both undergraduate and graduate students aimed at bringing together and engaging community members, students, alumni, professionals, and scholars who are dedicated to the creation and study of popular texts and vernacular culture.

PCSA helped to originate the Popular Culture Colloquium Series and Ray Browne Conference (now the Ray Browne Conference for Popular Culture Studies) and published a collection of the first RBC’s paper.


Updated: 11/28/2022 02:51PM