Sarah Dougher

Sarah Dougher



Curriculum Vitaeupdated Feb 2018

Dr. Sarah Dougher

Adjunct Assistant Professor

MA and PhD in Comparative Literature, University of Texas, Austin, 1997



Girls and girlhood; Feminist pedagogy and youth development; Critical race theory and pedagogy; Gender and sexuality studies (feminist, queer and youth-focused theoretical perspectives); Gender, race and U.S. popular music cultures.


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 editing a collection of essays tentatively titled Girls, Popular Music and Intergenerational Feminist Pedagogies.



Courses I’m teaching now (2018):

  • UNST178F: Senior Inquiry for All at Jefferson High School: Race and Social Justice, 2018
  • WS 320U: Introduction to Girls’ Studies (online) Fall 2018, Winter 2019
  • WS 308U: Gender, Race and the Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll (online) Fall 2018
  • WS 101:   Introduction to Women’s Studies (online) Spring 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019


Courses I have taught in the past:


  • WS 308U: Gender, Race and Rock: 1965-Present (online)
  • UNST 421: Senior Capstone, Addressing the Food Gap at Rose Haven
  • WS 308U: Women’s Lyric and Lyricism
  • WS 308U: Gender and Classical Mythology
  • WS 399:   Women and Community Organizations (with Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls)
  • UNST 421: Senior Capstone, Addressing the Food Gap at p:ear


Recent Publications:

Identity, Cultural Authority, and Musicianship among Tween Girls” with Diane Pecknold, in Mediated Girlhoods, Volume 2, ed. Mary Celeste Kearney and Morgan Blue. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.


“When Loud Means Real” in Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music and Culture, eds. Allison Adrian and Jacqueline Warwick. New York: Routledge, 2016.


Recent Presentations:


2017 American Studies Association, Chicago IL. “Negotiating Girl Power: Normative and Transformative Community-Based Feminist Pedagogy at Girls’ Rock Camps.”


2017 International Society for the Study of Popular Music, Kassel, Germany “Girls Rock! Reverberations and Limitations.”