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University of Louisville
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Radio History, Women and Radio, Sound, Gender, Argentina, Uruguay, Border Radio, Voice, Vocal Gender, Women's Voices, Radio Preservation,
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About Me

I am a Professor of History at the University of Louisville. I completed my Ph.D. in Latin American History at UCLA, and have been at the University of Louisville since 2001. I am interested in the intersections of women and gender history, the history of radio, and sound studies. More specifically, I am interested in what it meant (means) to hear women’s voices over the air, and the implications of vocal gender for constructions of citizenship. I am currently working on a study of radio and Uruguay-Argentine relations, with a focus on the “border broadcaster” Radio Colonia. I am also the Communications Director of the Radio Preservation Task Force, a federal task force affiliated with the Library of Congress.

Recent Publications

Radio and the Gendered Soundscape: Women and Broadcasting in Argentina and Uruguay, 1930-1950. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Paperback edition published October 2016.

“Teaching Radio History to Help Save It?: Listening, Radio Preservation, and the History Classroom.” Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Teaching with Primary Sources: Media Studies and the Archive, 2017.

“Radio Archives and Preservation in Latin America: A Preliminary Overview.” Journal of Radio and Audio Media: Vol. 23 No. 2 (2016), 381-388.

Blog essay, “Vocal Gender and the Gendered Soundscape.” Sounding Out!. Lead essay for forum on “Gendered Voices,” February 2015.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Uruguay, Argentina
Expertise by Geography
Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Technology, Women