The Women Who Rock Community Research Project is developed through collaborations between UW faculty, graduate students, community members and scholars of gender, race and sexuality in music and social justice movements.
We bring together musicians, media-makers, performers, artists, scholars and activists to explore the role of women and popular music in the creation of cultural scenes that anchor social justice movements in the Americas and beyond. This multifaceted endeavor reshapes conventional understandings of music and cultural production by initiating collective methods of research, teaching, and community and scholarly collaboration. We encompass several interwoven components: an annual participant-driven community engagement conference and film festival; project-based coursework at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and an oral history archive that ties the various components together.
Learn more at the Women Who Rock website.