Research


I began my career following a programmatic research agenda in the black press, which is comprised of four full-length peer-reviewed journal articles, two invited publications, and my first book, Looking at the Stars: Black Celebrity Journalism in Jim Crow America. These works meet at the disciplinary intersection of Black/Africana Studies, history, journalism studies, sociology, and public memory studies. 

 

My current research interests are anchored in identity studies, feminist media studies, and musicology. Namely, I am interested in examining the social experiences of women in heavy metal music through (auto)ethnographic methods. My current research project, The Adolescentia Project, involves the curation of a digital archive chronicling contributors' experiences with music fandom during adolescence.  

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For information on additional peer-reviewed publications, book reviews, and conference papers, please check out my curriculum vitae page.