Mermaid Pop!

Mermaids have never been out of style. Even so, they saturate the musical and cultural mainstream at times of historical rupture and upheaval—particularly when migrations and political change call for cultural hybridity and fluid identities.

On Academic Precarity

At some point, I realized that I couldn't do worse than academic precarity. I’ve left, and I’m rebuilding my life, and it’s kind of a mess, and I’m mad and have lots of blame, but I sleep at night. My best mentors and models want for me to have this freedom, and I've taken it.

Women Who Rock

This research draws from this rich contributions of global women through- out the history of popular music: Blues women, girl groups, backup singers, honky-tonk queens. lady rappers, riot girrrrls, religious praise singers, and underground electronic DJs.