Welcome to the Emerson Journal of Cultural Studies, a platform launched in May 2021 in order to showcase research and commentary produced by students at Emerson College’s Los Angeles Center (ELA). Based at our Hollywood campus on Sunset Boulevard, ELA is a one-of-a-kind learning community for talented Emersonians eager to build careers in LA.

With topics ranging from cancel culture, film production, and the Oscars to influencers, paparazzi, and drag performers, the articles below reflect students interest in what LA will look like as the region we call home recovers from the pandemic. We hope that you enjoy the site and welcome your thoughts and reactions.

Victor P. Corona, Ph.D.
Editor and ELA Affiliated Faculty Member