Noël Ann Arreola
Cat Daddy When I Dougie:
Representation and Performance in Los Angeles Urban Dance Micro-Cultures
Noël Arreola anxiously awaits graduation with a double major in American Studies and Ethnicity and Psychology this May. A dancer since she could walk, Noël is excited that her passion for dance combines with her academic interests to further examine an online youth phenomena. Noël's project explores the implications of location and race within the viral visual representations of dance trends ranging from jerking to the cat daddy, in an effort to deconstruct the bold imagery behind these micro-cultures. While Noël is uncertain of her concrete path beyond USC, she is confident that her passion and scholarly intuition will lead her to a life full of exploration and joy!
Thesis Adviser: Sarah Banet-Weiser