There’s some debate in the philosophy blogosphere right now about the ‘gentrification’ of underrepresented areas in the field–in particular, Latin American philosophy. Axel Arturo Barceló Aspeitia’s original post over at PhilPercs articulates the concern that the mainstreamization of Latin American philosophy,…

Here’s the text of my talk at IASPM this weekend, “Leaning Into The Red: On The Sonic Dimensions of Black Feminist Responses to Post-Feminism.” It’s a 7500 word paper, so I’m only going to give the first half of it….

Simone (2000-2016)

no existence can be validly fulfilled if it is limited to itself. it appeals to the existence of others. When I was home in West Chester one summer after my first or second year of grad school, I had lunch…

I’m talking on Saturday morning at this year’s EMP PopCon. If you’d like to follow along IRL or remotely, here’s the full text of my talk. Here are the slides/images that accompany it. I’ve pasted the intro below so you…

    Sia, famous first as a songwriter and second as a vocalist, never eschews authorial voice. However, her signature as a pop star, the thing that stands out as her ‘brand’ in the way cupcake bras might for Katy…

I’m giving a talk this Friday, 25 March at Columbia University. Here are the details. Here is a link to the text of the talk. I’ve pasted the intro below so you can get a preview. From “race records” to…

Thanks to Sina Kramer, Adriel Trott, Jana McAuliffe, and Bryan Kimto for organizing and participating in an author-meets-critics session on Resilience & Melancholy at philoSOPHIA 2016. I’m always humbled when people spend their time and their energy thinking with and…

When I teach pop music classes, I want my students to learn to separate aesthetic judgments (whether a song is good or bad, whether they love it or hate it) from scholarly arguments about significance (what’s important and/or interesting about…

Joseph Gordon-Levitt made a splash on with some hardcore Janet drag. Performing an edit of Rhythm Nation 1814, he dressed up like Janet from the video, complete with ponytail. The most impressive part was his execution of the video’s (and…

This MTO call for “Feminist Music Theory” got me thinking….   Feminist Theory is a body of theoretical, philosophical work that crosses women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, literature, film and media studies, art history, cultural studies, ethnic studies, theology and…