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BIOGRAPHY Here’s the bio that I usually send out upon request, so please feel free to use this:

Robin James is Associate Professor of Philosophy at UNC Charlotte and co-editor of The Journal of Popular Music Studies. For the 2019-20 academic year she is Visiting Associate Professor of Music at Northeastern University. She is author of three books: The Sonic Episteme: acoustic resonance & post-identity biopolitics (Duke University Press, 2019), Resilience & Melancholy: pop music, feminism, and neoliberalism (Zero, 2015), and The Conjectural Body: gender, race and the philosophy of music (Lexington Books, 2010). Her work on feminism, race, contemporary continental philosophy, pop music, and sound studies has appeared in The Guardian, LARB, BELT Magazine, The New Inquiry, Noisey, popula, SoundingOut!, Hypatia, differences, Contemporary Aesthetics, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies. She loves dogs, gardening, running, and face-melting industrial techno.  You can listen to recordings of some of her lectures here. She is also a digital sound artist and musician, and also works as a member of citation:obsolete. The most current version of Robin’s CV.

CURRENT RESEARCH I am presently working on two book-length projects: one on modern rock radio station 97X WOXY and the other on the aesthetics of post-probabilist neoliberalisms.

Contact Robin:  @doctaj rjames7 AT uncc DOT edu