“Missing Children and Orphan Clones: Gender, Family, and Reproduction in Popular Narratives of American Decline and Redemption”

A talk by Pamela Thoma of Washington State University

Starts:  4/1/2015  5:30 PM
Ends: 4/1/2015 7:00 PM
Location: Kotzen Room

Join the Departments of English, Women's & Gender Studies, Communications, and the Cinema and Media Studies Minor for a guest lecture by Associate Professor Pamela Thoma from Washington State University. Her talk, “Missing Children and Orphan Clones: Gender, Family, and Reproduction in Popular Narratives of American Decline and Redemption,” will be held on Wednesday, April 1 beginning at 5:30pm in the Kotzen Room.


Pamela Thoma is Associate Professor of Women’s Studies in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in popular culture, reproductive justice and health, women’s literature, women’s labor, and feminist theory. She is the author of the book Asian American Women’s Popular Literature: Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging (Temple UP, 2013). A prolific scholar with articles in such journals as Contemporary Women’s Writing, Feminist Media Studies, and Genders, Pam’s most recent publication is titled “What Julia Knew: Domestic Labor in the Recession-Era Chick Flick” which appears in Gendering the Recession: Media and Culture in an Age of Austerity (Duke UP, 2014).