James Brunton, Ph.D. is a scholar and writer who teaches critical theories of visual and literary arts in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research on 21st-century visual culture and media explores the relationship between contemporary aesthetics and politics, and his current book project, Queers with Kids, is focused on the convergence of biopolitics and narratives of identity in American film and TV representations of LGBTQ parents. James' scholarship appears in Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies; Quarterly Review of Film and Video; and Journal of Modern Literature. James' poetry and experimental writing appear in Denver Quarterly, Cincinnati Review, The Journal, SPECS, Hotel Amerika, and other journals. His full-length poetry collection, Opera on TV, is forthcoming from The Operating System Press, and his poetry chapbook, The Future Is a Faint Song (co-authored with Russell Evatt), won the 2012 Dream Horse Press Chapbook Competition.