Media Appearances


Interviews &c.

Can I Still Read Harry Potter?

I was honored to co-write and host this short 2020 documentary for BBC Radio 4 exploring how Harry Potter fans are responding to JK Rowling’s transphobia . 

Vox’s Today, Explained


Vox’s Tell Me More:


TV, radio, podcast interviews, etc:

  • Reunited with my BBC producer Sam Peach for a segment on the word “woke” and its evolution.
  • Trust Me: joined this fantastic podcast exploring cults and the psychology behind them for an episode on conspiracies, Satanic Panic, and my own personal experience battling a cult.
  • Joined Texas Public Radio for an invigorating call-in discussion about the ethics of true crime.
  • Popped round to BBC World to talk House of the Dragon!
  • Chatted with the CBC’s Day 6 about Satanic Panic and the latest season of Stranger Things!
  • Had a great time on Pop Cultured with The Skimm discussing comedy’s existential crisis.
  • Spoke to Art for the End Times about J.K. Rowling.
  • Had a really amazing chat with the Name 3 Songs podcast, a feminist fandom and pop culture podcast, about the Depp-Heard trial and its larger implications for culture. A really wide-ranging conversation touching on just about every aspect of my complex and wide-ranging beat.


Conventions & Panels:



  • 2018: Was honored to serve as a  True/False provocateur
  • 2017: Appeared on Drunk Education’s Final Girls panel for Brooklyn Horror Film Fest, repping for Black Christmas!
  • 2016: Returned to Comic-Con’s queer horror panel!
  • 2016: Did six panels about Harry Potter and fandom at Leviosa in Las Vegas!
  • 2016: Organized the SXSW Interactive panel “Flail or Fail: Marketing to Fandom.” Listen to it here!
  • 2015: Modded Mad Max panel for Dragon Con’s apocalypse track! Check out the video!
  • 2015, Comic-Con, panelist, The Gay Agenda in Horror: Terrifying Subtext. Hear a podcast about it or read a writeup!
  • 2015, guest-lectured at Princeton for Prof. Anne Jamison’s English course in fandom history!
  • 2014, Geek Girl Con: moderated panels on modern slash fandom and putting fandom skills on your resume!
  • 2014, Dragon Con: “Future of Harry Potter,” YA track panel
  • 2014: Hosted an evening with Orlando Jones at Tumblr Headquarters!
  • 2013: YALSA YA literature symposium, panelist on “Fandom and the Teen World”
  • 2013: Hosted a series of panels in partnership with the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture — one on the DMCA, another on transmedia.
  • 2012, Ascendio: moderated “Out of the Closet: Slash in the Third Wave” with Cat Tosenberger.
  • 2010, Infinitus: moderated “FTW or Made of Fail: Real Life Issues in Fiction”
  • 2007, Phoenix Rising: moderated “Shipping the Velvet” panel on slash shipping featuring Henry Jenkins; edited a short documentary on post-Katrina New Orleans with Erica George.
  • 2007, Ikasucon: moderated panel/discussion on BL/yaoi.
  • 2003, Nimbus 2003: moderated “Resolved: Can Draco Malfoy Be Redeemed?” and then spontaneously sat in on the slash panel.


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