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Emily Gersema

Emily Gersema

Emily Gersema is a senior communications specialist with the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Before joining USC, she worked as a media strategy and social media consultant, and was an investigative journalist.

Stories by Emily Gersema:

Cultural appropriation and appreciation: Panel
Viet Thanh Nguyen, right, speaks on a panel that includes Rebecca Hall, Melissa Chan, Josh Kun and Aditi Mayer, from left, on the topic of "Cultural Appreciation or Appropriation?" at the USC Pacific Asia Museum. (USC Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

What is the line between cultural appropriation and appreciation?

A panel of experts, including MacArthur “Genius Grant” awardees Viet Thanh Nguyen and Josh Kun, explains the history of cultural appropriation and growing awareness in the digital era.