Michelle Habell-Pallán was promoted to full Professor in the Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Department in Fall 2018. She is an adjunct Professor in Communication and the School of Music. Her new book, Chicanxfuturism: Punk’s Beat Migration “No Future” to the “Eternal Getdown” is in-progress. Her first book Loca Motion: The Travels of Chicana and Latina Popular Culture (NYU Press) received an MLA book prize honorable mention. Her edited collection Latino/a Popular Culture (NYU Press) is widely assigned. In her role as guest curator of the award-winning bilingual traveling exhibit American Sabor: U.S. Latinos in Popular Music, a collaboration between the University of Washington, The Experience Music Project Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), she is engaged in developing public humanities projects. Her digital-born research includes the UW Libraries Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities Oral History Archive, a collaborative endeavor that brings together scholars, musicians, media-makers, performers, artists, and activists to explore the role of women and popular music in the creation of cultural scenes and social justice movements in the Americas and beyond. She is also a past recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Research Award as well as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Research Award for her research and writing on gender, popular music and culture. For more on her collaborative archivista praxis see NANO: New American Notes Online. Issue 5. Special Theme: Digital Humanities, Public Humanities @ "Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities: Participatory Research, Community Engagement, and Archival Practice." She is co-editor "The 1970s", a special issue published by Women Studies Quarterly (WSQ) and contributor the "1970s" companion EquityArchive.com.She also participates in the Seattle Fandango Project, a collective endeavor that builds community via music skill sharing. http://equalityarchive.com/
- National Women's Studies Association, Annual Conference, 2019.
- Womxn Who Rock Community Research Project, (Un)Conference, and Film Festival. 2010-present. Download PDF (2.1 MB)
- "Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities: Participatory Research, Community Engagement, and Archival Practice" in NANO: New American Notes Online. Issue 5. Special Theme: Digital Humanities, Public Humanities. Michelle Habell-Pallan, Sonnet Retman and Angelica Macklin.
- Michelle Habell-Pallán. "'Death to Racism and Punk Rock Revisionism':" Alice Bag's Vexing Voice and the Ineffable Influence of Canción Ranchera on Hollywood Punk." In Pop: When the World Falls Apart, Music in the Shadow of a Doubt. Ed. Eric Weisbard. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.
- Michelle Habell-Pallán and Wilfried Raussert, editors. "Cornbread and Cuchifritos": Ethnic Identity Politics, Transnationalization, and Transculturation in American Urban Popular Music: Inter-American Perspectives. Trier: Germany, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier (WVT), 2011.
- Michelle Habell-Pallán. Loca Motion: The Travels of Chicana and Latina Popular Culture New York: New York University Press, 2005.
- Michelle Habell-Pallán. "'Soy Punkera, y Qué?:’ Sexuality, Translocality, and Punk in Los Angeles and Beyond" In Beyond the Frame: Women of Color and Visual Representation. Neferti X. M. Tadiar and Angela Davis, eds. New York: Palgrave: 219-241. (Updated version). 2005.
- Michelle Habell-Pallán. "'Soy Punkera, y Qué?’: Sexuality, Nation, and Punk." In Rockin' Las Americas: The Global Politics of Rock in Latin America. Deborah Pacini Hernández and Eric Zolov, eds. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004.
- Michelle Habell-Pallán. "Marisela Norte, NORTE/word." In Reading U.S. Latina Writers: Remapping American Literature. Alvina E. Quintana, ed. New York: Palgrave, 2003. 163-172.
- Michelle Habell-Pallán and Mary Romero, editors. Latina/o Popular Culture. New York: New York University Press, 2002.
- Michelle Habell-Pallán. "Way Out Performance: An Interview with Marga Gomez." Latinas on Stage: Criticism and Practice. Berkeley: Third Woman Press, 2000. 164-190.
- Michelle Habell-Pallán. "El Vez is 'Taking Care of Business': The Inter/National Appeal of Chicana/o Popular Music." Cultural Studies (vol. 13, no. 2, 1999): 195-210.
- Michelle Habell-Pallán. "No Cultural Icon: Marisela Norte." Women Transforming Politics. Kathy Jones, Cathy Cohen, and Joan Tronto, eds. New York: New York University Press, 1997. 256-268.
- Michelle Habell-Pallán. "Family and Sexuality in Recent Chicano Performance: Luis Alfaro's Memory Plays." Ollantáy Theater Journal (vol. 5, no. 1, 1996): 33-42.
- "'Girl in a Coma' Tweets Chicanafuturism: New Media and Archivista Praxis” Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture. Eds. Catherine J. Merla-Watson and B.V. Olguin. UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press: Distributed by University of Washington Press. 2017.
- Michelle Habell-Pallán, Sonnet Retman, and Angelica Macklin. "Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities: Participatory Research, Community Engagement, and Archival Practice" in NANO: New American Notes Online. Issue 5. Special Theme: Digital Humanities, Public Humanities. In press.
- Michelle Habell-Pallán, Marisol Berrios-Miranda and Shannon Dudley. American Sabor: Latina/os in U.S. Pop Music. Austin: UT Press, under contract.
- WSQ (Women Studies Quarterly)Special Issue, Fall 2015 The 1970sGuest Editors: Shelly Eversley and Michelle Habell-Pallán
- Michelle Habell-Pallán. Beat Migration: Translating/Transforming "American" Pop Music for the Digital Humanities. In progress.
- Michelle Habell-Pallán. Rock the Archive: Making Scenes, Building Communities--the Possibilities and Limits of Critical Digital Humanites. In progress.
Research Advised: Graduate Dissertations
- Robert, Nicole, and Habell-Pallan, Michelle. Queering U.S. History Museums : Heteronormative Histories, Digital Disruptions. Seattle]: U of Washington, 2016. Web.
- De La Torre, Monica, Habell-Pallan, Michelle, Harewood, Susan, and Yee, Shirley. Feminista Frequencies: Tuning In to Chicana Radio Activism in the Pacific Northwest, 1975-1990 (2016): ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. Web.
- Gonzalez, Martha, and Habell-Pallán, Michelle. Chican@ Artivistas : East Los Angeles Trenches, Transborder Tactics. Seattle]: U of Washington, 2013. Web.
- Womxn Who Rock 2020 - Ofrendas for the Future - May 29, 2020
- American Sabor: Latinos and Latinas in US Popular Music ... receives ARSC Award - October 11, 2019
- 9th Annual Womxn Who Rock (un)Conference - Dance the Archive: Memoria Ancestral - February 21, 2019