Gender Nonconformity in Pop Culture
Emily N. Cannon, 2020 Showcase
Gender Nonconformity in Pop Culture: Asked to create a timeline on a humanities-related topic of our choosing for a Fall 2020 Digital Humanities course, I selected gender nonconformity in pop culture, a somewhat broad and tricky topic as the terminology and understanding of gender identity outside the binary is an evolving one, especially as it concerns culture and media. The resulting interactive object includes a selection of some–but certainly not all–instances of how these identities have been represented since the 1800s or so, along with brief analysis and commentary on those representations.
Emily N. Cannon: After spending 12 years in tech working as an information professional without realizing it, I decided to pursue my MLIS and refocus my career. I particularly enjoy any opportunity to work on projects where tech skills intersect with pop culture, human behavior, and social good. I have a particular personal interest in exploring topics related to nonbinary gender identity. I live in San Jose with my partner and our beloved pet rabbit.