About to the Popular Culture Association
The individuals who comprise the PCA are a group of scholars and enthusiasts who study popular culture. The Popular Culture Association (formally the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association) 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 Endowment.
The phrase “Popular Culture” is difficult to pin down. Common usage yields several different definitions. Our list of Subject Areas shows the term’s many facets for us. These Subject Areas, as diverse as they are, focus on one common denominator–the study of popular culture.
To learn more about us, we welcome you to explore this site. You will learn about our history, mission, and goals. You’ll find travel grants that can help pay for expenses incurred traveling to our National Conference–our flagship event, held each year in a major U.S. city. The site also includes useful information for our members and links for you to notify us about an event or opportunity in Popular Culture studies. Most importantly, you can use your account here to submit papers and register for our national conference. Click the links at the top of this page for more information.
The Popular Culture Association is sustained through our endowment, which has been built through donations and careful stewardship of our funds. We invite you to support this organization and help us fund our grants by donating.
We are always pleased to hear from and correspond with individuals interested in the PCA. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please visit our contact page, or email individuals directly using information on our Team page.