Jacqueline Warwick

Professor, Musicology; cross-appointment Gender & Women's Studies. On Leave 2023-24.

Email: jwarwick@dal.ca
Fax: 902.494.2801
Mailing Address: 
Room 513B, 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 music as it intersects with race, gender, sexuality, and age identity, with particular interests in popular musics in North American culture. She is the author of Girl Groups, Girl Culture: Popular Music and Identity in the 1960s (Routledge 2007), co-editor, with Allison Adrian, of Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music: Performance, Authority, Authenticity (Routledge, 2016), and Senior Editor for The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition (Oxford University Press, 2013). She is currently preparing Child’s Play: Musical Prodigies and the Performance of Childhood for Oxford University Press and Music, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: A Teacher’s Guide for Routledge


  • Writing About Performance (PERF 1000)
  • The Rock 'n Roll Era and Beyond (MUSC 2019)
  •  Music Since 1945 (MUSC 4353/5353)
  • Popular Music Analysis (MUSC 4354/5354)

Recent publications

"Music Education Has a Race Problem, and Universities Must Address It," https://theconversation.com/music-education-has-a-race-problem-and-universities-must-address-it-143719

“Leaders of the Pack: Girl Groups of the 1960s,” in Cambridge Companion to Women and Music Since 1900, ed. Laura Hamer, Cambridge University Press (in press).  

“Genders, Genres, Generations,” co-authored with Susan McClary, in Popular Music and the Politics of Hope, ed. Susan Fast and Craig Jennex, Routledge: 231-46. (2019)

“Angels and Urchins: Little Orphan Annie and Clichés of Child Stars,” Gender, Musical Creativity and Age, ed. Catherine Haworth and Lisa Colton, Ashgate Press: 129-39. (2015

 "Midnight Ramblers and Material Girls: Gender and Stardom in Rock and Pop," Sage Handbook of Popular Music, ed. Steve Waksman and Andy Bennett, Sage Publications: 574-600. (2015)