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Friday, March 23 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Detroit: Foundation, Eclecticism, and Memory

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Rebekah Farrugia and Kellie Hay, “‘The Foundation’ in Detroit: Challenging Conventional Ideologies about Sex and Gender in Hip Hop”

Denise Dalphond, “Eclecticism in Detroit: Diverse Dance Party Scenes in Electronic Music”

Carleton S. Gholz, “Remembering Rita: Sound, Sexuality, and Memory”

Moderator and Respondent: Marlon Bailey


Marlon Bailey

Marlon Bailey is an Assistant Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University. He earned his PhD in African Diaspora Studies at the University of California-Berkeley. Currently, he is working on a book manuscript that expands his performance ethnographic study of Ballroom Culture, a Black and Latina/o queer culture in North America. Butch Queens up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit, is under contract with the... Read More →

Denise Dalphond

Denise Dalphond is a doctoral candidate in Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. She conducted ethnographic research on electronic music culture in Detroit from 2008-2010. Her dissertation, titled “Detroit Players: Wax, Tracks, and Soul in Electronic Music,” documents the thriving techno, house, and electro scenes in southeast Michigan, including the African American history of electronic music in Detroit and the... Read More →

Rebekah Farrugia

Rebekah Farrugia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Oakland University. Her book Beyond the Dance Floor: Female DJs, Technology and Electronic Dance Music will be published by Intellect Books in spring 2012.   Abstract: | | "'The Foundation' in Detroit: Challenging Conventional Ideologies about Sex and Gender in Hip Hop" Informed by ethnographic methods we examine a specific weekly hip hop... Read More →

Carleton S. Gholz

President, Detroit Sound Conservancy

Friday March 23, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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