#FeatureFriday: Meet the Fellows! David Powers Corwin

🧑 David Powers Corwin (they/them)
📍 Winchester, VA
💼 Asst. Professor of Social Justice and Human Rights, George Mason U

❓ What are your research interests?
•LGBTQ+ Studies
•Friendship studies
•TV studies
•Appalachian Studies

❓ What got you interested in pop/American culture studies?
TV was such an integral part of my childhood and was part of the home and really an additional family member (as scholar Roger Silverstone would say). When I figured out in college that I could write about TV as a career, I never really turned back. I saw a SWPACA ad on H-NET and applied and here we are. I’ve been every year since 2015 with the exception of one year.

❓ What are your goals as a SWPACA Leadership Institute Fellow?
I have met so many new people who have shared interest and look at the world in similar ways to me. It’s also been great to learn the ins and outs of a regional conference—I had only been part of planning university level ones before.

❓ What is your current pop culture passion/obsession?
I’m developing some courses on classic television so I’m mostly watching older stuff right now, but I’m getting back into Cheers and the Mary Tyler Moore World to demonstrate the radical nature of some of those relationships that we often overlook particularly friendships.

📢 Join our next class of Schoenecke Fellows! Applications now being accepted through 12/1/23! https://southwestpca.org/leadership-institute/