Ph.D. History, Indiana University, 2002.
Dr. Diane Pecknold is Associate Professor in Women's and Gender Studies.
Books and Edited Collections
- Special Issue: Girls and Popular Music, Journal of Popular Music Studies, 28:4 (December 2016), co-edited with Sarah Dougher.
- Country Boys and Redneck Women: New Essays in Gender and Country Music (University Press of Mississippi, 2016), co-edited with Kristine M. McCusker.
- Editor, Hidden in the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music (Duke University Press, 2013).
- The Selling Sound: Country Music, Commercialism, and the Politics of Popular Culture (Duke University Press, 2007).
- A Boy Named Sue: Gender and Country Music (University Press of Mississippi, 2004), co-edited with Kristine McCusker.
- with Sarah Dougher, “Not a Girl Band: Identity, Cultural Authority, and Musicianship among Tween Girls,” in Mediated Girlhoods: New Explorations of Girls' Media Culture, Volume 2, ed. Mary Celeste Kearney and Morgan Blue (Peter Lang, forthcoming, 2017).
- “The Country Music Association and Country Music’s History,” in The Oxford Handbook of Country Music, ed. Travis Stimeling (Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2017).
- “‘These Stupid Little Sounds in Her Voice: Valuing and Vilifying the New Girl Voice,” in Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music: Music, Performance, and Activism, ed. Allison Adrian and Jacqueline Warwick (Routledge, 2016).
- “Working the Plantation: Gender, Race and Class in Post–Civil Rights Country Music,” in Country Boys and Redneck Women: New Essays in Gender and Country Music, ed. Diane Pecknold and Kristine M. McCusker (University Press of Mississippi, 2016).
- "Making Country Modern: Ray Charles and the Constructions of Class, Race, and Region in the Nashville Sound" in Hidden in the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music, ed. Diane Pecknold (Duke University Press, 2013).
- "Travel with Me: Country Music, Race, and Remembrance," in Eric Weisbard, ed., Pop When the World Falls Apart (Duke University press, 2012).
Current and recent courses:
- Women in American Culture (introductory course in WGS)
- History of U.S. Feminisms
- Gender & Popular Music
- Gender & Consumer Culture
- Girls Rock, Pop and Hip-Hop Camp
- Girl Cultures
My research focuses on United States popular culture of the twentieth century, with a particular emphasis on the ways that gender and race have shaped the production and reception of popular music. I am currently at work on a book about tween girls' music practices and I serve as co-editor of the Journal of Popular Music Studies, the journal of the U.S. Branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.