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Sophia A. McClennen
Sophia A. McClennen works on the intersections between culture, politics and society. Her books focus on cultural responses to complex social change, such as satire and contemporary politics or the power of storytelling in advancing human rights. She is professor of international affairs and comparative literature at Penn State University and founding director of the Center for Global Studies and has a regular column with

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"Trump's Ironic Effect on Satire"

Check out this new essay on how Trump changed satire published by Film Quarterly.

Fear My Rubber Duck!

McClennen and Popovic write a piece drawn from their new book for Tea After Twelve.

Trevor Noah's wit is an effective weapon against white supremacy and defense of police violence

There is nothing funny about police violence. But Noah’s satire exposes the racism and stupidity supporting it.

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Rush Limbaugh might be dead, but his brand of toxic patriotism lives on. Read the piece here.

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