Michelle Habell-Pallán was promoted to full Professor in the Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Department in Fall 2018. She is an adjunct Professor in Communication and the School of Music. Her new book, Chicanxfuturism: Punk’s Beat Migration “No Future” to the “Eternal Getdown” is in-progress. Her first book Loca Motion: The Travels of Chicana and Latina Popular Culture(NYU Press) received an MLA book prize honorable mention. Her edited collection Latino/a Popular Culture (NYU Press) is widely assigned. In her role as guest curator of the award-winning bilingual traveling exhibit American Sabor: U.S. Latinos in Popular Music, a collaboration between the University of Washington, The Experience Music Project Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), she is engaged in developing public humanities projects. Her digital-born research includes the UW Libraries Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities Oral History Archive, a collaborative endeavor that brings together scholars, musicians, media-makers, performers, artists, and activists to explore the role of women and popular music in the creation of cultural scenes and social justice movements in the Americas and beyond.