Thanks to the academic journal/blog 'Gaga Stigmata: Critical Writings and Art About Lady Gaga,' Lady Gaga is officially thesis material. Started by poet Kate Durbin and doctoral student Meghan Vicks, the project aims to have you take Gaga seriously because, as Durbin says, "Pop matters."
This isn't as strange as you think, as Pop Culture Studies, Cultural Studies and Communication Studies are serious academic programs that critically examine the effect of, say, Beyonce's booty on our culture. If all goes well, Vicks and Durbin plan to turn their blog entries from 'Gaga Stigmata' into a book.
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