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Complex Magazine Wants To Take Our Miley Cyrus Summer Course

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Yeah, this happened.

Yeah, this happened.

Out of all the ways that Skidmore can gain some notoriety, a summer sociology course focusing on Miley Cyrus is what put us in the headlines this time. Complex Magazine, the powerhouse Hip Hop media company that singlehandedly determines what twenty-something hypebeasts care about, posted the article above today. The article pulls from a picture Nevon Kipperman ’16 posted on Twitter four days ago of the recent posters put up to publicize the class. It’s called “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender, and Media” and it’s taught by Carolyn Chernoff.

The class is offered during the first summer session on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (at leasts I’m pretty sure that’s what T/W/R means) from 1- 3:30pm. The class basically uses Miley Cyrus’s rise to fame as a sociological case study for how women are represented in the media. The course spans from Disney Princesses to queerness, bisexuality, and the female body. You could maybe be Internet famous if you take that class.

This isn’t the first time Skidmore’s campus has discussed the Twerk Queen’s music, back in October ethnomusicologist Deborah Wong delivered a lecture entitled “The Summer of 2013: White Heterosexist Performance and the Critical Consumer (or, What Was Miley Cyrus Thinking?).” It was in Zankel. So people in Zankel were talking seriously about Miley Cyrus. Who says that place is classy as fuck?

Can’t wait to see the spike in our application rate next year due to Skidmore’s utmost support of Miley-based academia. The future looks bleak.

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