What Snooki and Joseline Taught Me About Race, Motherhood, and Reality TV
Racquel Gates on "Love & Hip Hop," "Snooki & Jwoww," and how reality TV can change how we think of motherhood....
GENDER & SEXUALITY
Racquel Gates is an assistant professor at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. Her research focuses on blackness and popular culture, with special attention to discourses of taste and quality. She has published in Film Quarterly, Television & New Media, and the anthologies Watching While Black: Centering the Television of Black Audiences and Saturday Night Live and American TV. Her book, Double Negative: The Black Image and Popular Culture, is forthcoming from Duke University Press.