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About Marena

Marena is a Social Justice & Human Rights Masters student whose research examines Indigenous language revitalization, issues affecting NDN Country presently and historically, and social justice issues in the production and consumption of popular mass media. You can find her work in Shallow Graves Magazine and Persephone Magazine.

The Problem with Captain Kirk, or “You and Your Whole Lousy Operation Stinks”

Captain James T. Kirk of the United Starship (U.S.S.) Enterprise has long represented heroism, steadfast determination, and honor. In the recent reboot of Star Trek’s original series, Kirk captains the Enterprise and its crew for a whole new audience. I’ve … Continue reading

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“Death Comes in Many Strange Packages”: Tales from the Hood as a Socially Conscious Horror Film

This post originally appeared on Persephone Magazine. It is cross-posted here with editorial permission. As a child, I watched a lot of horror movies. We were poor and could rarely afford to go to the theater to see new films. But, … Continue reading

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