Curran Nault is the author of Queercore: Queer Punk Media Subculture (Routledge, 2017). He holds a PhD in Radio-Television-Film (RTF) from the University of Texas, where he is a joint lecturer in RTF, Women’s and Gender Studies and Asian American Studies. Broadly conceived, his scholarship centers on queer subcultural media formations cast in contradistinction to the normativity, whiteness and wealth of the dominant Western media industries. To date, he has published and presented extensively on the examples of queer punk transmedia and bakla Filipinx film, including in Jump Cut and Feminist Media Studies. He is the Founder of queer transmedia festival, OUTsider, and producer of the documentaries Before You Know It (2013) and Justice for Jennifer (2018).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Gender and Sexuality Studies, Media Studies, Subcultural Studies, Film-TV-Expanded Media, Asian American Studies, Homonationalism in the Philippines, Curatorial Activism, Transnationalism, Queer of Color Critique, Transfeminisms.
A Scorpio born on Guy Fawkes’ Day, Curran loves creative adventures, wandering in the woods and cuddling with his cat, Bucket.