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Women Who Rock

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Women Who Rock 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. This multifaceted endeavor reshapes conventional understandings of music and cultural production by initiating collective methods of research, teaching, and community and scholarly collaboration. We encompass several interwoven components: an annual participant-driven community engagement conference and film festival; project-based coursework at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and an oral history archive that ties the various components together.

The Women Who Rock Digital Oral History Archive fosters the development of participant-driven scholarship, on-line exhibits, curriculum, and media production.  This collection will expand as we continue to conduct more oral histories, generate more programing, and create new media and scholarship in coming years.


Learn more at And keep up with Women Who Rock on Facebook. Women Who Rock may also be contacted at

Primary Contacts

Michelle Habell-Pallan (Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies)

Sonnet Retman (American Ethnic Studies)

Angelica Macklin (Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies)

2013 (un)Conference & Film Festival


Call for Conversations: 2013 Proposals due Feb. 21