Ph.D. History, Indiana University, 2002.
Dr. Diane Pecknold is Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies and Program Coordinator for the College of Arts and Sciences Office of International Programs.
- 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.
- "Travel with Me: Country Music, Race, and Remembrance," in Eric Weisbard, ed., Pop When the World Falls Apart (Duke University press, forthcoming, 2011).
- "Eva and Zsa Zsa Gabor: Hungary Meets hillbilly U.S.A.," in Pamela Robertson Wojcik, ed., Screen Stars of the 1960s (Rutgers University Press, forthcoming, 2011)
- “Holding Out Hope for the Creedence: Music and the Search for the Real Thing,” in Aaron Jaffe and Edward Comentale, eds, The Year’s Work in Lebowski Studies (Indiana University Press, 2009).
- “Selling Out or Buying In? Alt.Country’s Cultural Politics of Commercialism,” in Barbara Ching and Pamela Fox, eds., Old Roots, New Routes: The Cultural Politics of Alt.Country Music (University of Michigan Press, 2008).
Current and recent courses:
- Women in American Culture (introductory course in WGS)
- History of U.S. Feminisms
- Gender & Popular Music
- Gender & Consumer Culture
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 completing Hidden in the Mix, an edited collection of essays on African American engagements with country music.