Jennifer Lynn Stoever received her PhD in American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Her dissertation, “The Contours of the Sonic Color-Line: Slavery, Segregation, and the Cultural Politics of Listening” was a 2007 finalist for the American Studies Association Dissertation Prize. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Popular Music Studies and has published in Social Text, Social Identities, The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, and Sound Effects; her essay on Blackboard Jungle, the cold war, and the early cultural history of tape recording was recently published in American Quarterly (September 2011). Currently Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Binghamton, Jennifer teaches courses on African American literature and race and gender representation in popular music and is Director of the Binghamton University Sound Studies Collective. During 2011-2012, she was a fellow at The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, participating in the research group on Sound: Culture, Theory, Politics. She is also Editor-in-Chief and Guest Posts Editor for Sounding Out!: The Sound Studies Blog.
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