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Jacqueline Warwick

Director; Associate Professor, Musicology; Gender and Women's Studies - Cross Appointment

Fountain School of Performing Arts

Email: jwarwick@dal.ca
Phone: 902.494.1142
Fax: 902.494.2801
Mailing Address: 
Room 514, Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Avenue
PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Musicology
  • Music and culture
  • Popular music
  • American music
  • Performance studies
  • Celebrity studies
  • Child prodigies


  • BMus (Toronto)
  • MA (York)
  • PhD (UCLA)

Research & creative activity

Dr. Warwick studies popular music of the late twentieth century, with particular interests in vocal performance, gender, and age identity. She is the author of Girl Groups, Girl Culture: Popular Music and Identity in the 1960s (Routledge 2007) and Senior Editor for The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition (Oxford University Press, 2013).


Selected publications

  • “’You Can’t Win, Child, But You Can’t Get out of the Game’: Michael Jackson’s Transition from Child Star to Superstar,” Popular Music and Society 35:2 (2012), 241-59.
  •  “‘He Hit Me, and I was Glad’: Violence, Masochism and Anger in Girl Group Music,” She’s So Fine: Reflections on Whiteness, Femininity, Adolescence and Class in 1960s Music, edited by Laurie Stras, Ashgate Press (2010), 89-112.
  •  “White Men’s Singing Styles,” The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology, edited by Derek Scott, Ashgate Press (2009), 349-64.
  •  “‘And the Colored Girls Sing’: Backup Singers and the Case of the Blossoms,” Musicological Identities: Essays Honoring Susan McClary, edited by Steven Baur, Ray Knapp, and Jacqueline Warwick, Ashgate Press (2008), 63-76.
  •  Girl Groups, Girl Culture: Popular Music and Identity in the 1960s (Routledge, 2007).