Associate Professor (Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Music Education)
Assistant Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Advisor: B.A.
Kip Pegley joined the School of Music faculty as a Queen's National Scholar in 2002. She earned her Bachelor degree from Dalhousie University, Halifax (music education) and her M.A. and Ph.D. from York University, Toronto (ethnomusicology/
musicology). Her research lies at the intersections of popular music, visual culture and critical theory. Her book, Coming to You Wherever You Are: MuchMusic, MTV and Youth Identities was published in 2008. She is currently co-editing (with Susan Fast, McMaster University) a volume of essays entitled Music, Violence and Politics, which will be published by Wesleyan University Press in 2012.
Over the last several years she has published book chapters on MuchMusic, MTV and nation-bound imagined communities in Medium Cool: Music Videos from Soundies to Cell Phones (Duke University Press, 2007), a chapter (with Susan Fast) on music, mourning and American nationhood in Music in the Post-9/11 World (Routledge, 2007) and on Canadian benefit concerts in Music and Television: Channels of Listening (Routledge, 2011). Other recent publications appear in the Journal of Popular Music Studies, Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture, Canadian University Music Review, and the Canadian Journal for Traditional Music.
In addition to her research activities, she has been involved professionally for several years as an editorial board member for the journal Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture (published by the International Alliance for Women in Music). She also serves on the board for GEMS (Gender, Education, Music, Society), a theoretical on-line journal designed to explore gender-specific issues within educational curricula and practice.
Dr. Pegley is cross-appointed to The Department of Film and Media, The Department of Gender Studies, The Cultural Studies Program, and The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research.