Category Archives: Academic Projects

A Girl’s Work is Never Done

I’m presenting a paper at the IASPM-US on the Chordettes and other early 50s girl singer groups. Here’s the song that inspired the paper. And here is the abstract: “A Girl’s Work is Never Done”: Girls on the Edges of … Continue reading

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“Women Make Noise” coming out in September

I book I contributed to is coming out in September. Here is a blurb from the publisher. I like how they characterize Bjork and Beth Ditto as “household names.” WOMEN MAKE NOISE Girl Bands From The Modettes To The Modern … Continue reading

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Notes from the Rock Hall

The private stories are always the best ones At a museum like the Rock Hall, there are so many private stories that are necessarily protected and kept out of view because the celebrity associated with rock stars has a private … Continue reading

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June Academic Projects

I just finished teaching another great quarter of “Women + Rock” at Portland State. All in all, my students were really engaged, and it was a very satisfying experience. This summer, I’ll be teaching “Addressing the food gap at p:ear,” … Continue reading

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