Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Lynn Stoever received her PhD in American Studies and Ethnicity from 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 serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Popular Music Studies, Sound Studies, and Social Text. She has published in Social Text, Social Identities, Sound Effects, American Quarterly and Radical History Review among others; most recently her article “Fine-Tuning the Sonic Color-line: Radio and the Acousmatic Du Bois“ was published in Modernist Cultures and is the featured online article of the issue. Her book, The Sonic Color-line is under contract with NYU Press. S Currently Associate Professor at SUNY Binghamton, Jennifer teaches courses on African American literature and race and gender representation in popular music. 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.
Managing Editor Liana M. Silva is a editor, writer, and independent scholar located in Houston, Texas. She is also the editor of the newsletter Women in Higher Education. She obtained her PhD from the English department at SUNY Binghamton. Her dissertation, Acts of Home-making, is a study of how African-Americans and Puerto Ricans represent New York City as a home. She is also a regular contributor for the Inside Higher Ed blog University of Venus, columnist at Chronicle Vitae and Houston Chronicle’s Gray Matters. In the past she worked as a Graduate Writing Specialist at the University of Kansas Writing Center and as a graduate writing instructor at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. Liana is currently working on a book about postcards, stemming from her geeky obsession with quirky postcards. When she’s not talking about writing, tweeting, and thinking deep thoughts, she is busy defending pop culture on an intellectual level, recording her daughter’s latest babbles on her iPhone, listening to baseball, and asking people where “home” is.
Multimedia Editor Aaron Trammell is a PhD student in the Media Studies department at Rutgers University. He is concerned with the dissonance of spaces, sounds and games as they are translated and transposed into digital media platforms. Presently, Aaron is working with a research team to understand how information moves through the underground punk scene in New Brunswick, NJ. Aaron has recently begun a love affair with qualitative research, they are planning to elope in his dissertation.