Hush: The Carpenters at Long Beach State

October 30, 2019

Hush: The Carpenters at Long Beach State

Featuring Dr. Karen Tongson (USC), author of Why Karen Carpenter Matters

Friday, November 15th, 2:30PM
PSY 150

With Dr. Leland Vail (Bob Cole Conservatory of Music)
Performances by Christine Guter (CSULB Jazz Choir) and Pacifica.

Karen TongsonDr. Karen Tongson is an associate professor of English, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She is author of the new Why Karen Carpenter Matters (2019) and previously authored Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries (2011). Her cultural commentary has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and other publications, and she co-hosts the podcast, Waiting to X-hale.

A special tour of the Carpenters Exhibit at the Carpenter Center is available after this event. To RSVP contact

This event was made possible with support from the Scholarly Intersections Grant and was cosponsored by the Sociology, English, WGSS, Vocal Jazz and American Studies programs/departments at CSULB. Special thanks to the Carpenter Center, Christine Guter, Leland Vail and Pacifica.