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Sarah Dougher



Current Curriculum Vitae

Sarah Dougher

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.


Scholarly Projects

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.


Courses Taught:

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