About
 

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.

 

My research is focused on popular music history and women, specifically, the popular music press. I have shared this research at many international conferences and am currently working on 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
The journal will be published in the Autumn of 2022. The inaugural issue features amazing scholars, and I am so honoured to be among them. 

You can purchase a hard copy or subscribe to the open access journal here: https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/journals/id/113/

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Current projects and past happenings (click me)

Feature: The Academic Woman Magazine
Feature: The Academic Woman Magazine

Very honored to be featured in the latest edition of The Academic Woman Magazine! Check the amazing uplifting organization out! https://theacademicwoman.co.uk/

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TeenSet and Me!
TeenSet and Me!

My scholarship focuses on the American TeenSet magazine from 1964-1969, rock criticism, genre, and the popular music press.

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Words, Music and Marginalisation
Words, Music and Marginalisation

I recently participated and presented 'Popular music journalism and the marginalisation of TeenSet.' with many amazing scholars.

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Something About The Beatles Guest Appearance
Something About The Beatles Guest Appearance

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

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Guest Lecturer for MA Film Students
Guest Lecturer for MA Film Students

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.

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Theorising the Popular
Theorising the Popular

A presentation of 'Which Side Are You On McCartney' at Liverpool Hope's Theorising the Popular.

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Theorising The Popular 2019
Theorising The Popular 2019

Here, I introduced TeenSet to other scholars. This discussed the beginnings of TeenSet and its current place in popular music journalism history.

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Which Side Are You On, McCartney?
Which Side Are You On, McCartney?

A past presentation, and an article currently coming out as a book chapter in the Spring of 2021. Details soon.

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Toronto, Canada
Toronto, Canada

International Festival of Authors and academic conference through Humber College, October 2018.

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