New Summer Course: Women, Power, and Popular Music

June 18, 2020

Women, Power, and Popular Music is a new summer course being offered by Professor Ellie Hisama through the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality and crosslisted in Music. Through the new Alumni Summer program, alumni/ae are permitted to register for summer session courses as auditors for a reduced fee.

Date and time:
July 6 - August 14
T Th 1:00-4:10 pm


Course description: From blues singers to girl groups, pop divas to hip-hop icons, women are central to the histories of popular music. By examining popular music in relation to intersections of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, the body, class, politics, and activism, students in Women, Power, & Popular Music will examine a wide repertory of music by using a variety of analytical “sieves,” refining and enriching their musical experience as critically astute listeners and writers. Students will develop a critical vocabulary and practice a variety of modes of hearing and analyzing the meanings and effects of popular music as twenty-first century listeners.

Registration information available HERE.  

Alumni Summer is a new program designed to engage alumni and reconnect them to campus and our community during the shut down. It offers the possibility of registering as an auditor for $750; up to 5 auditors will be permitted per section. Barnard College is included in Alumni Summer. For more information, visit

If you have questions about registering for summer session, please contact [email protected]

 with admissions questions and [email protected]

 for application document submission and processing questions.