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My research and teaching focuses mainly on sound and music, theories of gender/race/sexuality, feminist philosophy, continental philosophy, and political philosophy.
My theoretical research takes a transdisciplinary approach to music and politics, drawing on theories of gender/race/sexuality, women of color feminist philosophy, sound and popular music studies, critical musicology, media and visual culture studies, and 20th/21st century continental philosophy.In general, I use the compositional structure and critical (well, and sometimes, uncritical) reception of songs as a lens to focus my philosophical research in gender, race, and politics. Because songs are much smaller and easily comprehendible than social relations, understanding how these songs work helps us better understand how society works. My work has appeared in The New Inquiry and journals such as Hypatia, The Journal of Popular Music Studies, Popular Music, PhaenEx, and Philosophy Compass.
I am author of two books: Resilience & Melancholy: pop music, feminism, neoliberalism (2015), and The Conjectural Body: gender, race, and the philosophy of music (2010). I am currently writing a manuscript titled (for now) The Sonic Episteme: acoustic resonance & post-identity biopolitics; it is under contract with Duke University Press.
At UNC Charlotte I have taught undergraduate and graduate classes such as:
Social & Political Philosophy
Theories of Sound & Music
The Philosophy of Music
Feminist Theory & Its Applications
Critical Race Theory
Philosophy of Music
Arts & Society: Music (on Punk, Hip Hop, & Disco)
Global Relations: Global Hip Hop: Rap, Race, & Diaspora
Introduction to Philosophy
Education: Ph.D. philosophy, DePaul University