Julia Himberg is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Arizona State University. Her book, The New Gay for Pay: The Sexual Politics of American Television Production examines the role of television production in creating and challenging popular notions about LGBTQ identities and social change. Her work has appeared in journals such as Television & New Media, Journal of Cinema & Media Studies (JCMS), Communication, Culture & Critique, among others. She teaches courses on gender identity and sexuality, television, digital media, and marketing and consumer culture. She’s also an advocate for safe schools as a board member of GLSEN, which provides training and support in K-12 schools, focusing on sexuality and gender identity. You can follow her on Twitter @Jhimberg.