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All of my research turns on questions of race, gender, and power: describing and undoing the mythologies of white masculinity that have artificially dominated American culture; connecting throughlines between current pop culture and past; and drawing out the undersung and less seen aspects of cultural objects we think we know.

Stay tuned for my latest article in Women & Music; drawn from my dissertation, “Sonic Femininity: The Ronettes’ Revolutionary Gender Performance” traces the Ronettes’ creative transgressiveness on stage and in the recording studio through Ronnie Spector’s interviews and memoirs.

Previous articles include:

“I’ll come back and break your spell”: Narrative Freedom and Genre in The Haunting of Hill House.” Style Vol. 52, No. 3 (2018), pp. 268-286.

“Breaking it Down: Expressing Black Selfhood and Subverting Binaries of Good and Bad in Key & Peele.” In Hero or Villain? Essays on Dark Protagonists of Television collection. Eds. Tamara Girardi and Abigail Scheg. Winter 2017.

“Shaping the Body of Grief: Converging the Personal, Academic, and Visual in Memoir to Create a Broader Way of Mourning.” South Atlantic Review 82.1 (Spring 2017): 22-36.

“Urban (as) Flâneur: Narrator and City in Edgardo Vega Yunqué’s The Lamentable Journey of Omaha Bigelow Into The Impenetrable Loisaida Jungle.” In Latin American Studies: Critiques of Contemporary Cinema, Literatures, Politics and Revolution. Academica Press: 2012.

“‘My Name is Johnny Cash’: The Artistic Persona through Jameson and Foucault,” Anamesa, New York University, Volume 7, Issue 1 (2009): 10-19.

 

 

 

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