Berlin Talks January 2019

I’m giving two talks in Berlin this week, one at FU Berlin on “Popular Feminism and Pop Music” and the other at the CTM Festival on “Resilience, Sonic Patriarchy, and Feminist Melancholies.” I have linked to copies of each talk.

NYC Area Feminist Sound Studies Winter 2019 Meetup

On behalf of the organizers, I’m happy to announce the NYC Area Feminist Sound Studies Winter 2019 Meetup. The point of the meetup is casual socialization & networking. Come with any questions, announcements, or whatever you want to share with…

Shake It Off vs Thank u, next, or On The State of White Feminism in Pop Music c 2018

Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” is at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 as of this writing, and it’s been late 2018’s biggest pop song. Many people have commented on the video’s retro-90s teen girl movie pastiche. I’m interested…

Neoliberal Legitimacy in Politics & Music: On Cooper’s Family Values & Chapman’s The Jazz Bubble

I couldn’t find a place for this piece on Melinda Cooper’s Family Values & Dale Chapman’s The Jazz Bubble, so here is a very long and unedited version of it. If any editor wants to run a shorter, cleaner version,…

From the truth of sex to the truth of gender

This is me throwing a brand new idea out there to see if it works. It’s not fully developed and lacks references, but I just wanted to toss it out into the world and see what sticks. In The History…

My UW Madison Talk: Must Be Love On The Brain?: How can feminists reconcile our love of artworks with our disgust at the misogynist artists who made them?

On Friday November 30th I’ll be speaking at the music department at UW Madison. Here’s the text of my talk. I’ve copied the introduction below. “Artistic success in the contemporary Euroethnic art world is perceived by all as the payoff…

My 2018 In Review

Here’s a list of all the stuff I did, professionally, this year. I’m using this as the building blocks for my annual self-evaluation for work, so if I get a bit obnoxious discussing impact, that’s why. Research and Writing The…

Singing appliances & reproductive labor

Singing appliances & reproductive labor

Here are some initial, very first-drafty thoughts:  I moved last summer, and was fortunate enough to be able to sell my old washer and dryer and get brand new ones; the new apartment came with a fancy, nearly new dishwasher….

My ASA talk: Out With The New, In With The Infra: “Love Shack’s” Infraspace and “Hold Up’”s Choreosonic Emergence

At this year’s American Studies Association meeting I’m on a panel with a bunch of other amazing pop music studies scholars on Friday afternoon November 9th from 2:30-3:40. I’m only talking for about 10 minutes, but here is the text…

The Biopolitics of Vibratory Resonance: My SPEP 2018 Talk

My SPEP paper this year is on Friday October 19th in the afternoon. It’s titled “The Biopolitics of Vibratory Resonance,” and it’s kind of a mashup of the intro and the new materialism chapter of The Sonic Episteme. Here’s the…