Sarah
Kessler

Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Program Affiliation: 
Expertise: 
Arts and Culture, Digital Media, Entertainment, Gender and Sexuality, Popular Culture, Race and Ethnicity, Social Media

Sarah
Kessler

Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Program Affiliation: 

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Sarah Kessler has taught gender, media, popular culture and public speaking at USC Annenberg since 2017. Her interdisciplinary research spans the fields of trans-Atlantic popular culture, critical race and queer theory, voice and sound studies, and television studies. Kessler's writing on art, film, and television has appeared or is forthcoming in multiple scholarly, public, and popular venues, including the Brooklyn Rail, Camera Obscura, Film Quarterly, In These Times, the Journal of Popular Music Studies, Theory & Event, Triple Canopy, and Women's Studies Quarterly. Kessler has also written extensively for Public Books, where she serves as TV Section Editor. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled Anachronism Effects: Ventriloquism and Popular Media, and is also working on a collection of critical essays on binge-watching. Kessler received her doctorate in comparative literature from the University of California, Irvine in 2016.