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You can find copies of all my journal articles and book chapters here at PhilPapers.
My research and teaching focuses mainly on sound and music, theories of gender/race/sexuality, feminist philosophy, continental philosophy, and political philosophy. I am especially interested in the ways neoliberalism and biopolitics impact gender norms, race relations, and pop music aesthetics, and in the ways women and gender non-conforming musicians and fans write, perform, and listen to music to mitigate the negative affects of cisheterosexism and racism.
In general, I use the compositional structure and critical (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 three books: The Sonic Episteme is under contract with Duke University Press, Resilience & Melancholy: pop music, feminism, neoliberalism (2015), and The Conjectural Body: gender, race, and the philosophy of music (2010).
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
Theories of Neoliberalism
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