Music Studies Colloquium: Shana Goldin-Perschbacher
TransAmericana and Queer Sincerity: Gender and Genre in Contemporary North American Folk Music
Dr. Shana Goldin-Perschbacher, a specialist in interdisciplinary popular music studies and identity studies, joined the Boyer faculty in 2014. Motivated by musical articulations of social justice issues, her explorations of contemporary sonic, visual, and social media take shape through critical, ethnographic, analytical, and historical methods. She has published in Popular Music, Women and Music, The Grove Dictionary of American Music, Oh Boy!: Masculinities and Popular Music, the Journal for the Society for American Music, and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Queerness and Music. She has presented at conferences including the American Musicological Society, the Society for Ethnomusicology, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, the Experience Music Project, the American Studies Association, and Feminist Theory and Music. Her current research examines transgender and queer performances of Americana through the lens of queer sincerity.