Jennifer Lynn Stoever received her PhD in American Studies and Ethnicity from USC. 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 serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Popular Music Studies, Sound Studies, and Social Text. She has published in Social Text, Social Identities, Sound Effects, American Quarterly and Radical History Review among others; most recently her article “Fine-Tuning the Sonic Color-line: Radio and the Acousmatic Du Bois“ was published in Modernist Cultures and is the featured online article of the issue. Her book manuscript, The Sonic Color-line is under contract with NYU Press. Currently Associate Professor at SUNY Binghamton, Jennifer teaches courses on African American literature and race and gender representation in popular music. 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 Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief for Sounding Out!: The Sound Studies Blog.
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