Nadine Hubbs is Professor of Women’s Studies and Music and Faculty Associate in American Culture, and Director of the Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative (LGQRI). Her research focuses on gender and queer studies, 20th- and 21st-century U.S. culture, and social class in popular and classical music, and her writings have treated topics including Leonard Bernstein, tonal modernism, 1970s disco, Morrissey, Radiohead, and country music. Hubbs’s award-winning first book, The Queer Composition of America’s Sound, asks how a circle of gay composers around Aaron Copland and Virgil Thomson managed to become architects of American identity during the nation's most homophobic period. Her latest book, Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music, combines musicological, social, and historical perspectives on American country music to historicize and challenge current constructions of the working-class homophobe. She teaches Women’s Studies courses on gender, LGBTQ, and feminist studies, and on gender and sexuality in popular music.