Dr. Kristin McGee teaches and researches popular music at the University of Groningen. She has researched and published on topics including gender and race representations within audiovisual media and performance practice within European jazz cultures for a variety of publications including her monograph Some Liked It Hot: Jazz Women in Film and Television, 1928-1959 (Wesleyan University Press, 2009) and her upcoming manuscript Remixing European Jazz Culture (Routledge in print).
She co-edited two recent volumes on Beyoncé including a special issue in Popular Music and Society and a series entitled Making Lemonade: Finding Art, Activism, and Community with Beyoncé in Troubled Times with Christina Baade and Marquita Smith (Wesleyan University Press, in press).
She is the current Chair of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music for the Benelux chapter and director of the Music Matters concert and lecture series at the University of Groningen. She has also served on the board of the KVNM (De Koninklike Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis).
Before working full-time as a researcher and academic, McGee was a professional musician in the Chicago music industry, an experience which afforded her a personal account of the gender, race and cultural dynamics within the contemporary music industry.
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