Diane Pecknold

Ph.D. History, Indiana University, 2002.

Dr. Diane Pecknold is Associate Professor and Chairperson, Women's and Gender Studies.

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Selected publications

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.

Book Chapters

  • 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

 

Research interests:

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.