Adjunct Assistant Professor
MA and PhD in Comparative Literature, University of Texas, Austin, 1997
Gender and sexuality studies (feminist, queer and youth-focused theoretical perspectives); Gender, race and U.S. popular music cultures; Women’s music, culture and activism; Feminist principals and practices in community organizing.
Secondary interests: Food justice for marginalized communities, particularly women, youth and children.
I am currently at work on a book about tween musical cultures, rock camps for girls, and the emergence of new girl identities in relationship to popular music in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
I am also working on an article about race, heterosexuality and girlhood as it relates to the 1950s pop singing group, the Chordettes. Having returned in Sept 2013 from a teaching and research mission to Bahrain with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, I plan to not only present my work in a series of talks and discussions, but to write about the experience in relation to ideas about transnational girlhood identities and the global flow of popular music.
WS 308U: Gender, Race and the Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll
WS 308U: Gender, Race and Rock: 1965-Present
UNST 421: Addressing the Food Gap at Rose Haven
WS 308U: Introduction to Girls’ Studies
WS 101: Introduction to Women’s Studies
WS 308U: Women’s Lyric and Lyricism
WS 308U: Gender and Classical Mythology
WS 399: Women and Community Organizations
(with community partner, Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls)UNST 421: Addressing the Food Gap at p:ear