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Thursday, April 20 • 5:15pm - 7:15pm
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Dan Booth and Heather Booth, “Songs My Mother Taught Me”
Nicolette Rohr, “‘The Folk Furor’: Women and Fandom in the Folk Revival”
Mairead Case, “Poetics: The Weather Underground”
Alex LaRotta, “Young, Gifted, and Brown: La Onda Chicana in San Antonio’s West Side Sound”

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Gus Stadler

Twitter | | Gus Stadler is Associate Professor of English at Haverford College. He is the author of a book, Troubling Minds: The Cultural Politics of Genius in the U. S. 1840-1890 and numerous articles on American literature and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. From 2010 to 2013 he co-edited the Journal of Popular Music Studies with Karen Tongson. His current book project is tentatively titled Woody Guthrie and the Intimate Life of the... Read More →


Dan Booth

Dan Booth is a partner in the law firm Booth Sweet LLP, where he concentrates in copyright, trademark, defamation, and First Amendment litigation law. He loves the Pop Conference, where he has given presentations about his client George Clinton, Phil Ochs’ Elvis phase, last dances, Elonis v. United States, and @higherslystone... Read More →

Heather Booth

Heather Booth, a leading strategist on progressive issue campaigns, has been an organizer since the civil rights, anti-war, and women’s movements in the 1960s. She was the founding director and is president of the organizing training center the Midwest Academy. She has managed political campaigns and was the Democratic National... Read More →
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Mairead Case

Twitter | | Mairead Case is a working writer, and a PhD candidate at the University of Denver, Summer Writing Program Coordinator at Naropa, and a teacher at these places and the Denver women’s jail. She wrote the novel See You In the Morning (featherproof) and Tenderness (Meekling), a poetry chapbook. An intersectional feminist, Mairead has been a legal observer with the NLG for over a decade, and writes and publishes widely on music, narrative, and politics... Read More →
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Alex LaRotta

Alex LaRotta is a first-generation Colombian-American and native Houstonian. An avid record collector and DJ, as well as a history PhD candidate at the University of Houston, his work focuses on popular music and cultural history in the American Southwest. His writings are currently featured in the Journal of Texas Music History, Houston History Magazine, and the Houston Chronicle, among other publications. He is currently working on his dissertation on San... Read More →
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Nicolette Rohr

Nicolette Rohr is a PhD candidate in History at the University of California, Riverside. Her dissertation project explores popular music fandom among American women during the 1960s. She holds an MA in Public History and co-curated an exhibition of photographer Garry Winogrand’s Women are Beautiful at the California Museum of Photography in 2013. In 2015, she was a Gladys Kriebel Delmas Visiting Scholar at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives in Cleveland, Ohio... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 5:15pm - 7:15pm
Demo Lab MoPOP, 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109