I’m a musicologist and cultural historian whose work recasts social perspectives of people marked by sexuality and gender, class, race, and migration. My focus is on popular and classical music of the twentieth century to the present, including Bernstein and the Copland-Thomson circle, 1970s disco, Morrissey, Radiohead, Springsteen, and postwar country including Dolly Parton, Gretchen Wilson, and David Allan Coe. I have written two award-winning books—The Queer Composition of America’s Sound (2004) and Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music (2014)—and many essays and articles. I co-edited the award-winning collection Uncharted Country: New Voices and Perspectives in Country Music Studies (2020), and I’m writing a new book, Country Mexicans. My work has been featured in media including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Nation, Times Literary Supplement, NPR, Pacifica Radio, BBC, Swedish Radio, and the Dolly Parton’s America podcast, and I serve on editorial and advisory boards including those of the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Pop Conference.

photo: Phoebe Gloeckner

Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies & Music, Faculty Associate of American Culture

Director of the Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative (LGQRI) in IRWG

Author, Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music + The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, now writing Country Mexicans

Not Her First Rodeo,” LSA Magazine feature article on my work and career

Nadine Hubbs on Academia.edu

Audio:Queer Jolene” + Cajun songs performed by Nadine Hubbs with The Pittsfield Ramblers

“La Valse de 99 ans”

“Allons danser”

Video: Circles & Sensibilities lecture-concert, collaboration with classical musicians based on The Queer Composition of America’s Sound.