Appearances I’ve made:
Wisconsin Public Radio – Central Time (February 2020)
Often when we think of fan communities, either online or real life, it’s the hardcore, obsessed and often young and white fans in the picture. We talk to a pop culture writer about creating fan communities that are welcoming to others — even those who don’t have the movie lines fully memorized.
Fansplaining Podcast (July 2019)
Flourish and Elizabeth talk with Keidra Chaney, co-founder and publisher of The Learned Fangirl, about the terms “stan,” “stanning,” and “stan culture.” They discuss the evolution of “stan” from a derogatory term to point of pride (for some), the structures of stan culture, similarities between pop music and sports fans, and the transactional nature of some stan behaviors.
Miss Spoken Podcast:
Fandom Year One: What You Wish You Knew Then: C2E2
March 18, 2016
Entering the world of comics as a new fan can be intimidating. What books should you read? Where do you shop? What cons should you attend? What super secret, handy knowledge have you acquired that you wish you knew in your Year One? Join Ladies’ Night Anthology editors Lauren Burke, Megan Byrd, Caitlin Rosberg, Summer Sparacin, along with Keidra Chaney of The Learned Fangirl, as they share the wisdom they wish someone had bestowed upon them. Number one suggestion for our younger self? Read comics sooner!
Blogging, online culture, and institutional inequality
November 11, 2015
While women-focused/feminist online publishing endeavors such as Jezebel and The Hairpin continue to grow in number and popularity, online publishing draws lower comparative salaries and start-up funding for women and people of color. I will look at the dovetailing and clashing forces that informed the development of the current online publishing environment: the utopian ethos of hacker and open source culture and the expression and subversive nature of 90′s print zine culture and early blogging. I will also look at how institutional gender and racial inequality has remained a constant element of both print and online publishing.