Advisor: Nitin Govil
Nic Levesque is a second-year MA at the University of Southern California, and will be starting their PhD in the Fall. Nic’s research focuses on the impact of psychedelia on media and belief, with particular emphasis on the hippie heydays of the 1960s and ’70s and the underground film cultures of Southern California, the United Kingdom, and Italy. To Nic, understanding psychedelic media requires grappling with ever-present and ever-shifting notions of gender, sexuality, and whiteness. Their work has been presented at the Pop Culture Association’s National Conference and has been published in the Journal of Popular Culture and The International Journal of James Bond Studies.