Ph.D. History, Indiana University, 2002.
Dr. Diane Pecknold is Associate Professor in Women's and Gender Studies.
- 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.
- "Heart of the Country? The Construction of Nashville as the Capital of Country Music," in Sounds and the City: Essays on Music, Globalization and Place, ed. Brett Lashua, Karl Spracklen and Stephen Wagg (Palgrave, in press).
- "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
- 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.