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Welcome.

My name is Sam Close.

I’m an academic who studies popular culture, media, communication, and work.

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Sam is a Ph.D. Candidate in Communication at the University of Southern California. Her research interests include digital media, theory-practice, cultural studies, fan studies, gender, and race. She focuses particularly on labor and transforming models of creative industries and capitalism. As a theory-practice scholar, her work is published in both traditional written academic and creative forms.

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For a full list of publications, please download my CV.

Selected Formal Scholarship

Close, S. (2016). Fat Guys in Sailor Suits and AMV Hell: Fannish Masculinities in Transition. Transformative Works and Cultures, forthcoming.

Close, S. (2014). Crafting an Ideal Working World in the Contemporary United States. Anthropology Now, 6(3), 68-79.

Close, S. (2014). Through the Eyes, Ears, and Fingertips of Fans: Vidders, AMV Editors, and their Sources. In D. Laderman and L. Westrup (Eds.), Sampling Media (pp. 199-211). New York: Oxford University Press.

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For a full list of publications, please download my cv.
Selected Creative Academic Work

I Am Handmade: Crafting in the Age of Computers (30 min. documentary film). Distributed by Vice Media’s Motherboard channel.

Close, S. (2015). The Absent Presence of Gender in Webcomics. Feminist Media Studies, 15(3), 533-538.

“‘I Am Handmade’: Crafting in the Age of Computers.” Invited post on Henry Jenkins’ blog Confessions of an Aca-Fan.

“Trying for a Transnational, Transdisciplinary, Transhierarchical Scholarly Environment: What I Did Last Summer.” Invited post published in Cultural Interventions forum of Ethos Review.

“Documenting and Promoting Rescued Animals.” Instructable tutorial.

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If you are curious about my work, please do get in touch! The best way to reach me is via email at but.no.cigar(at)gmail(dot)com. I am also active on a variety of social media, where you can find me @butnocigar

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