When I saw U.S. Girls for the first time at SXSW 2018, it nothing short of changed my life. It was the last day of my last anticipated SXSW before moving to New Orleans and I was standing in the basking 5pm sun in the lot next to Hotel San Jose, waiting for U.S. Girls Read More
I am an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton who works at the intersections of queer, Black, sound, affect, and performance studies. Alongside my academic scholarship, I am a published essayist and music critic. All of my writings explore what happens when bodies come into contact with the sounds, affect, and vibrations of popular music and other forms of popular culture, with an emphasis on the emotional and felt impacts that we might experience as listeners.