Christopher J. Olson is a Ph.D. student in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee with a Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies concentration. He received his M.A. in Media and Cinema Studies from DePaul University.
He has taught classes on masculinity, interracial communication, ethics and superheroes, film as art, and game studies. He published the award-winning article “Shakespeare, Didgeridoos, and Samurai Cowboys: Remixing National and Cultural Identities in Sukiyaki Western Django” in the Popular Culture Studies Journal.
Since 2014, he has served as co-host of The Pop Culture Lens podcast, which he co-created with his partner, Dr. CarrieLynn Reinhard of Dominican University. Together, they co-authored the book Possessed Women, Haunted States: Cultural Tensions in Exorcism Cinema (Lexington, 2016). They co-edited the book Making Sense of Cinema: Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016) and Heroes, Heroines and Everything In Between: Challenging Gender and Sexuality Stereotypes in Children’s Entertainment Media (Lexington, forthcoming).