Maureen Mahon

Associate Professor of Music
B.S. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University (1987) M.A. (1993), M.Phil. (1994) Ph.D. (1997) in anthropology from NYU

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Areas of Research/Interest
contemporary African American culture, the production of identity, the construction and performance of race and gender in music, and the relationship between race, class, generation, and culture

Select Publications:

Right to Rock: The Black Rock Coalition and the Cultural Politics of Race (Duke University Press, 2004)

Faculty Bio:

She is the author of Right To Rock:  The Black Rock Coalition and the Cultural Politics of Race (Duke University Press, 2004) and articles on cultural producers. Her current research on the music and legacy of black women in rock examines the intersection of gender, race, sexuality, and music production. She has held fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Association of University Women. Previously, she taught at Wesleyan University and UCLA.

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