Diane Pecknold

Associate Professor


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.

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