Dr. Nadine (“Dean”) Hubbs Bio


Dr. Nadine (“Dean”) Hubbs is a musicologist and cultural historian whose work recasts social perspectives of people marked by sexuality and gender, class, race and migration. Dr. Hubbs’ focus is on popular and classical music of the twentieth century to the present, including Bernstein and the Copland-Thomson circle1970s discoMorrisseyRadioheadSpringsteen and postwar country including Dolly PartonGretchen Wilson, and David Allan Coe. Dr. Hubbs has written two award-winning books—The Queer Composition of America’s Sound (2004) and Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music (2014)—and many essays and articles. Dr. Hubbs co-edited the award-winning collection Uncharted Country: New Voices and Perspectives in Country Music Studies (2020), and is currently writing a new book, Country MexicansDr. Hubbs’ work has been featured in media including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Nation, Times Literary SupplementNPRPacifica Radio, BBC, Swedish Radio and the Dolly Parton’s America podcast, and serves on the editorial and advisory boards including those of the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Journal of Popular Music Studies and Pop Conference.

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