Jennifer Lynn Stoever

10378930_10103025865034045_8958598400106028166_nEditor-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 EffectsAmerican 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.  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. In 2016, she published her first book, The Sonic Color Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening (NYU Press).

Selected Posts for Sounding Out!

Toward A Civically Engaged Sound Studies, or ReSounding Binghamton, 14 August 2014

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

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  5. Toward A Civically Engaged Sound Studies, or ReSounding Binghamton | ReSounding Binghamton - November 18, 2014
  6. Toward A Civically Engaged Sound Studies, or ReSounding Binghamton | Sounding Out! - August 18, 2014
  7. Blog-O-Versary #Flawless 5.0! | Sounding Out! - July 28, 2014
  8. Sounding Out! Podcast #28: Off the 60: A Mix-Tape Dedication to Los Angeles | Sounding Out! - April 24, 2014
  9. Tomahawk Chopped and Screwed: The Indeterminacy of Listening | Sounding Out! - February 20, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Functional Sound (Studies): The First European Sound Studies Association Meeting | Sounding Out! - September 23, 2013
  12. Blog-o-Versary 4.0: Sounding Out!‘s Solid Gold Summer Countdown! | Sounding Out! - July 27, 2013
  13. Sounding Out ! Podcast #19: Solid Gold Summer | Sounding Out! - July 27, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Devon Powers, “Popular Music Studies: An Audible Discipline?” - February 27, 2013
  16. Sonic Borders: Barry Shank, - February 25, 2013
  17. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Shana Redmond, “The Sounds We Make Together: Chuck Berry’s Onomatopoeia” - February 20, 2013
  18. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Tara Betts, “They Do Not All Sound Alike: Sampling Kathleen Cleaver, Assata Shakur, and Angela Davis” - February 18, 2013
  19. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Tavia Nyong’o, “Freedom Back: Sounding Black Feminist History, Courtesy the Artists - February 18, 2013
  20. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Theo Cateforis, “No Control, or: How I Learned to Start Worrying about Sound” - February 13, 2013
  21. 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
  22. Sonic Borders Virtual Panel: Marcus Boon, “One Nation Under a Groove?: Music, Sonic Borders, and the Politics of Vibration” - February 4, 2013
  23. Sonic Borders: Liana Silva, - January 21, 2013
  24. Sound at MLA 2013 « Sounding Out! - January 2, 2013
  25. Sound at ASA 2012 « Sounding Out! - November 12, 2012
  26. Further Experiments in Agent-based Musical Composition « Sounding Out! - September 24, 2012
  27. On the Lower Frequencies: Norman Corwin, Colorblindness, and the “Golden Age” of U.S. Radio « Sounding Out! - September 10, 2012
  28. #Blog-O-Versary 3.0 « Sounding Out! - July 27, 2012
  29. Loot from RDIYPF’12 « Double Fur Press - June 4, 2012
  30. 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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