Please join us Thursday, October 18, 2018 as we welcome Nadine Hubbs as our Fall Visiting Scholar. Hubbs teaches at the University of Michigan as a Professor of Women’s Studies and Music, Faculty Associate of the Department of American Culture, and Director of the Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative (LGQRI) in Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG). Her presentation will take place in Longmire Recital Hall from 4-5pm with a reception to follow. Her talk is titled, “Country Mexicans: Sounding Mexican American Life, Love, and Belonging in Country Music.” Hope to see you there!
Dr. Hubbs is a musicologist, gender-sexuality and class theorist, and cultural historian. Her work has focused on American and British popular and classical music of the twentieth century to the present, including Bernstein and the Copland-Thomson circle, 1970s disco, Morrissey, Radiohead, Springsteen, and postwar country including Dolly Parton, Gretchen Wilson, and David Allan Coe. Her writings examine how musical sounds and practices shape and are shaped by shifting practices of gender and sexuality, class, and race. Dr. Hubbs has written two books—The Queer Composition of America’s Sound (2004) and Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music (2014)—and many essays and articles. Her work and public scholarship have been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Salon, Slate, VICE, Christian Science Monitor, Times Literary Supplement, NPR, Pacifica Radio, BBC, WNYC, Swedish Radio, and other media outlets. Her current book project is Country Mexicans: Sounding Mexican American Life, Love, and Belonging in Country Music.