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Elizabeth Hurley


I am interested in the history of popular music criticism, American youth culture, New Journalism and the New Left in the United States during the postwar era. My thesis focuses on The New Yorker’s first rock music critic Ellen Willis’s column in the magazine between 1968 and 1975. In my current research, I am examining the primary role of rock music on Willis’s radical feminism, the influence of her writing on The New Yorker’s politics during the late 1960s and early 1970s, and more broadly, the political foundations of rock criticism during this period.

Awards and recognition
  • Arthur and Evelyn Lower Graduate Fellowship (2020)
  • Duncan and Urlla Carmichael Graduate Fellowship (2020)
  • Western Ontario Graduate Fellowship (2020)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - Canadian Graduate Scholarship - Master's (2021-2022)

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.