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Brian Donovan

professor of sociology, University of Kansas

Brian Donovan is a professor of sociology at the University of Kansas. His research focuses on gender and popular culture in American society, and his work has been funded by the Social Science Research Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Donovan’s most recent book, "American Gold Digger:?Money, Marriage, and the Law from the Ziegfeld Follies to Anna Nicole Smith,"?examines the impact of the “gold digger” stereotype in American society. He is currently researching and writing a book about the Taylor Swift fandom.?

Brian Donovan is a professor of sociology at the University of Kansas. His research focuses on gender and popular culture in American society, and his work has been funded by the Social Science Research Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Donovan’s most recent book, "American Gold Digger:?Money, Marriage, and the Law from the Ziegfeld Follies to Anna Nicole Smith,"?examines the impact of the “gold digger” stereotype in American society. He is currently researching and writing a book about the Taylor Swift fandom.?

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How Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour transcended pop music

With Taylor Swift's Eras Tour now underway, and ticket prices sky high, we’re seeing her power, or more precisely, the power of her Swifties fandom.
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