MA and PhD in Comparative Literature, University of Texas, Austin, 1997
Historical and sociological perspectives on the relationships of American girls to popular culture; American women and girls’ participation in popular music cultures; Women’s music and culture in separatist communities; Riot Grrrl; Feminist principals and practices in community organizing; Food justice for marginalized communities; Youth homelessness; American women’s social and educational history in the early 20th century.
I am currently at work on a book about tween musical cultures and the emergence of new girl identities in relationship to popular music in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
WS 308U: Women and the Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll
WS 308U: Women and Rock: 1965-Present
WS 308U: Introduction to Girls’ Studies (to be offered in Winter 2013.
WS 308U: Women’s Lyric and Lyricism
WS 308U: Gender and Classical Mythology (no longer offered)
WS 101: Introduction to Women’s Studies
WS 399: Women and Community Organizations
(with community partner, Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls)
UNST 421: Addressing the Food Gap at p:ear