Popular culture studies is the study of popular culture from a critical theory perspective combining communication studies and cultural studies. The first institution to offer bachelor's and master's degrees in Popular Culture is the Bowling Green State University Department of Popular Culture founded by Ray B. Browne.
- Fox, Margalit (27 October 2009). "Ray Browne, 87, Founder of Pop-Culture Studies, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 March 2014.