#ShondaLand at Duke

Most Thursday evenings you can find me in front of my television immersed in the worlds that Shonda Rhimes has conjured up: Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder. Until recently I considered this to be at best leisure and time away from my work life concerns. That is until Mark Anthony Neal, Laurent Dubois, and the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke asked me to join a stellar panel of scholars/cultural critics to talk about #ShondaLand. I learned that my guilty pleasure was deeply connected to analyses of my work as a lawyer and a law professor, and I can’t recall another conference that was so serious and still so fun. You can watch the panels here. It’s the first symposium I’ve been a part of that has warranted a mention in Entertainment Weekly!

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