Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman

Editor-in-Chief and Guest Posts Editor Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman received her PhD in American Studies and Ethnicity at 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 is on the editorial board of the Journal of Popular Music Studies and has published in Social Text, Social Identities, The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, and Sound Effects; her essay on Blackboard Jungle, the cold war, and the early cultural history of tape recording was recently published in American Quarterly (September 2011).  Currently Assistant Professor at SUNY Binghamton, Jennifer teaches courses on African American literature and race and gender representation in popular music and is Director of the Binghamton University Sound Studies Collective.  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.

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Posts for Sounding Out!

On the Lower Frequencies: Norman Corwin, Colorblindness, and the “Golden Age” of U.S. Radio, 10 September 2012

“#Blog-O-Versary 3.0,”  27 July 2012

“Sound at SCMS 2012,” 26 March 2012

“Sound at MLA 2012,” 2 January 2012

Sounding Out! Occupies the Internet, or Why I Blog,” 28 Nov. 2011

“Sound at ASA 2011,”17 October 2011

“Play it Again (and Again), Sam: The Tape Recorder in Film.” Part one on Noir, Part two on Walter Murch, and Part three on The 1980s, 20 June 20, 18 July, and 15 August 2011

“It’s Our Blog-O-Versary 2.0!” 27 July 2011

“Sound at SCMS 2011,” 28 February 2011

“Sound at MLA 2011,” 3 January 2011

“President Obama: All Over But the Shouting?” 20 December 2010

“Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Afternoon,” 18 November 2010

“Sound at ASA 2010,” 15 November 2010

“Como Now?: Marketing ‘Authentic’ Black Music,”  20 October 2010

“Ill Communication: Hip Hop Studies and Sound Studies,”  21 Sept. 2010

“The Noise of SB 1070 or Do I Sound Illegal to You?” 19 August 2010

“It’s Our Blog-O-Versary,” 27 July 2010

“Summer Soundscapes. East Coast Style,” 22 July 2010

“And You Will Know Us By the Sound of Vuvuzelas,” 30 July 2010

“Sounds of Home”  3 June 2010

“Reading the Politics of Recorded Sound,” 22 April 2010

“Gendered Ears,” 26 October 2009

“The Grain of the Voice or the Contour of the Ear?” 15 September 2009

Click here to see all of Jennifer’s recent posts

Trackbacks / Pingbacks

  1. Tomahawk Chopped and Screwed: The Indeterminacy of Listening | Sounding Out! - February 20, 2014
  2. From Mercury to Mars: A Hard Act to Follow: War of the Worlds and the Challenges of Literary Adaptation from Antenna | Sounding Out! - October 18, 2013
  3. Functional Sound (Studies): The First European Sound Studies Association Meeting | Sounding Out! - September 23, 2013
  4. Blog-o-Versary 4.0: Sounding Out!‘s Solid Gold Summer Countdown! | Sounding Out! - July 27, 2013
  5. Sounding Out ! Podcast #19: Solid Gold Summer | Sounding Out! - July 27, 2013
  6. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Airek Beauchamp, “Queer Timbres, Queered Elegy: Diamanda Galás’s The Plague Mass and the First Wave of the AIDS Crisis” - March 22, 2013
  7. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Devon Powers, “Popular Music Studies: An Audible Discipline?” - February 27, 2013
  8. Sonic Borders: Barry Shank, - February 25, 2013
  9. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Shana Redmond, “The Sounds We Make Together: Chuck Berry’s Onomatopoeia” - February 20, 2013
  10. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Tara Betts, “They Do Not All Sound Alike: Sampling Kathleen Cleaver, Assata Shakur, and Angela Davis” - February 18, 2013
  11. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Tavia Nyong’o, “Freedom Back: Sounding Black Feminist History, Courtesy the Artists - February 18, 2013
  12. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Theo Cateforis, “No Control, or: How I Learned to Start Worrying about Sound” - February 13, 2013
  13. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Regina Bradley, “I Like the Way You Rhyme, Boy: Hip Hop Sensibility and Racial Trauma in Django Unchained” - February 4, 2013
  14. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Marcus Boon, “One Nation Under a Groove?: Music, Sonic Borders, and the Politics of Vibration” - February 4, 2013
  15. Sonic Borders: Liana Silva, - January 21, 2013
  16. Sound at MLA 2013 « Sounding Out! - January 2, 2013
  17. Sound at ASA 2012 « Sounding Out! - November 12, 2012
  18. Further Experiments in Agent-based Musical Composition « Sounding Out! - September 24, 2012
  19. On the Lower Frequencies: Norman Corwin, Colorblindness, and the “Golden Age” of U.S. Radio « Sounding Out! - September 10, 2012
  20. #Blog-O-Versary 3.0 « Sounding Out! - July 27, 2012
  21. Loot from RDIYPF’12 « Double Fur Press - June 4, 2012
  22. Listening to the A. D. White House: Cornell’s Society for the Humanities’ Year in Review « Sounding Out! - May 28, 2012

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