Welcome to the PCA/ACA!

The individuals who comprise the PCA/ACA are a group of scholars and enthusiasts who study popular culture. The PCA/ACA offers a venue to come together and share ideas and interests about the field or about a particular subject within the field. It also provides publication opportunities and sponsors the PCA/ACA Endowment.

The phrase “Popular Culture” is difficult to pin down. The web offers several definitions. Our organization’s list of Subject Areas & Chairs shows the intricacies of the term’s meaning. All of the Subject Areas, as diverse as they are, have as their focus one common denominator–we study¬†all culture, not just those subjects approved by academic tradition.

To learn more about us, PCA/ACA welcomes you to explore this site. The site contains information about our history, mission, and goals. It’s where you’ll find travel grants to help pay for expenses incurred traveling to our National Conference–which is held once a year at a major U.S. city.¬† Find here, too, information about our endowment grants and links to affiliated organizations.

We invite you to support this organization and help us fund our grants by donating to the endowments.

To access specific information, click on the menu items listed at the top. Sub-menus appear below the main menus and contain additional information that may be of interest to you.

We are always pleased to hear from and correspond with individuals interested in the PCA/ACA. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please address them to the following people:

General questions: Use our Contact Form

Conference Organization and Planning: Joe Hancock – Executive Director of Events, [email protected]

General Administration and Registration: Brendan Riley – Executive Director of Operations, [email protected]