Popular and youth culture, music, social movements, and subcultures.
Shayna Maskell has her PhD in American Studies from the University of Maryland. Her first book, Politics of Sound, examines DC hardcore punk 1979-1983 and the construction of gender, race, and class through sound. Her areas of research include popular and youth culture, music, social movements, and subcultures. Shayna has taught for over a decade at such institutions as the University of Southern California, California Institute of the Arts, University of Maryland, and Corcoran College of Art and Design, before coming to George Mason. Her classes often focus on intersectionality and the ways in which concepts of self and society are constructed through a multitude of texts. Publications include "I Predict a Riot: Riot Grrrls and the Contradictions of Feminism," "Performing Punk: Bad Brains and the Construction of Identity," "The Zombie as Foodie: Liv, iZombie, and the Politics of Consumption," and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Washington Nationals, Walk-Up Music, and National Identity."