Nadine Hubbs


Nadine Hubbs, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Music (Theory), is a musicologist, cultural historian, and critic with interests in classical and popular music. Her publications include articles on musical queer codes in disco, sex-gender rhetoric in the songs of British pop star Morrissey, and lesbian-gay involvements in classical music and opera. Professor Hubbs’s book The Queer Composition of America’s Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity (California, 2004) examines how the Copland-Thomson circle of gay composers served as architects of American identity during the most homophobic period in U.S. history. The book has been recognized by the Philip Brett Award of the American Musicological Society, Irving Lowens Award of the Society for American Music, and John Boswell Prize of the American Historical Association’s Committee on Lesbian and Gay History. Nadine Hubbs has served on various professional committees and boards at the national level and at U-M is a founding co-director of the Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative and chair of the Graduate Certificate Program in LGBTQ Studies. Her current research focuses on country music and its workings with regard to gender, class, race, and sexuality.

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