I obtained my PhD from Liverpool in Cultural Studies with a focus in Popular Music Studies. I have an MA in the Beatles, Popular Music, and Society, and a BA in History and Political Science from Texas State University. I have just returned to Texas from Liverpool, England and earned my PhD in October of 2021. I focused on women, rockism, and teen fan magazines!
My research is focused on popular music history and women, specifically, the popular music press and escaping ping rockism. I have shared this research at many international conferences and am currently working towards publication.
I have lectured in popular music studies and history, and also am a well-versed and interdisciplinary history teacher (World and American). My main passion is my research in popular music and cultural history of the 1960s to 1970s and popular music print media. In my research, I look at TeenSet from a new perspective and reconsider its role in our popular music journalism history. I am well versed in historical methods and approaches as well as deeply rooted in many interdisciplinary methods.
I love music, journalism and the 1960s/70s. I began considering popular music journalism and the way critics discussed Paul McCartney and Wings (see upcoming publications). I am drawn to conversation considering genre, authenticity, and 'meaning'.
The Journal of Beatles Studies
Open Access: https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/doi/epdf/10.3828/jbs.2022.9
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Current projects and past happenings (click me)
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My scholarship focuses on the American TeenSet magazine from 1964-1969, rock criticism, genre, and the popular music press.
I recently participated and presented 'Popular music journalism and the marginalisation of TeenSet.' with many amazing scholars.
In 2019, Author Robert Rodriguez and considered an element of my research in popular music journalism and Wings. There were two episodes: 176A and 176B
I was invited as a guest lecturer to Liverpool Hope MA Film students with the topic of film and music. This lecturer (now upcoming article) considers the rock aesthetic and the film Head.
A presentation of 'Which Side Are You On McCartney' at Liverpool Hope's Theorising the Popular.
Here, I introduced TeenSet to other scholars. This discussed the beginnings of TeenSet and its current place in popular music journalism history.
A past presentation, and an article currently coming out as a book chapter in the Spring of 2021. Details soon.
International Festival of Authors and academic conference through Humber College, October 2018.