Black Panther

We discuss the potential impact of Black Panther’s commercial success on studio’s interest in supporting more movies featuring black casts and crews, and the viability of Wakanda-style insular development.

Discussants

Becky Yang Hsu is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. She wrote Borrowing Together: Microfinance and Cultivating Social Ties with Cambridge University Press. 

Joseph Nathan Cohen co-hosts The Annex and directs the Sociocast Project. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College. He wrote Financial Crisis in American Households: The Basic Expenses That Bankrupt the Middle Class (2017, Praeger) and co-authored Global Capitalism: A Sociological Perspective (2010, Polity). Twitter: @jncohen

Leslie Hinkson co-hosts The Annex. She is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. Her recent book is Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine (2017 University of Minnesota Press).

Gabriel Rossman co-hosts The AnnexHe is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He wrote Climbing the Charts: What Radio Airplay Tells Us about the Diffusion of Innovation (2015, Princeton) Twitter: @GabrielRossman



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