Associate Professor (Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Music Education)
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. More recently, she co-edited (with Susan Fast, McMaster University) a volume of essays entitled Music, Violence and Politics (Wesleyan University Press, 2012). This work examines the role of music in both advancing and opposing a range of 20th and 21st-century political conflicts.
Dr. Pegley 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), on music, mourning and American nationhood in Music in the Post-9/11 World (Routledge, 2007, with Susan Fast), and a chapter on the politics of Canadian benefit concerts in Music and Television: Channels of Listening (Routledge, 2011). She has also published 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 2011, she began a research program funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada in which she explores the relationship between music, war and Canadian identity. An article stemming from this work, “Music, Memory, and Ideology at the Canadian War Museum,” was published in Echo: A Music-Centered Journal, in the spring of 2012.
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.