MICHELLE HABELL-PALLÁN

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF GENDER, WOMEN & SEXUALITY STUDIES
ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF MUSIC
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

GUEST CURATOR
AMERICAN SABOR: LATINOS IN U.S. POPULAR MUSIC
S. Dillon Ripley Center.  Smithsonian Institution.  Washington D.C. Summer 2011.
Musical Instrument Museum.  Phoenix.  November 2010-January 2011.
Museum of Texas State History. Austin. February 2010 - May 2010.
Museo Alameda. San Antonio. June 2009 - September 2009.
Miami Museum of Science. Miami. October 2008 - February 2009.
Experience Music Project Museum. Seattle. October 2007 - September 2008.
Also available through the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
More locations to be announced.

Dr. Habell-Pallán's Contact Information


Michelle Habell-Pallán

Associate Professor

Department of Gender, Women & Sexualilty Studies

University of Washington
Padelford Hall Room B110T
Box 354345
Seattle, WA 98195-4345

voice mail: 206.543.6981

mhabellp@u.washington.edu

Research Areas:

Transnational Cultural Studies Methodologies. Transnational Chicana Feminist Theory. Politics of Representation in Transnational Latina Culture, Theater and Performance. Pop Music and Pop Culture Criticism. Public Scholarship. U.S. Third World/Transnational Feminist Theory and Methodologies. Cultural Politics of Immigration Discourse.

Organizer: Women Who Rock Research Project





CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENT PROJECTC
UW Women of Color Collective: Manoucheka Celeste, Madhavi Murty, Sara Diaz, Camille Elmore, Jenny Hammond, Balbir K. Singh, and Martha Gonzalez of Quetzal. Click: Graduate Women of Color Collective (WOCC)

MARTHA GONZALEZ

Martha began the Feminist Studies PhD program in 2008. She came to the program with over twelve year as cultural producer, singer, song-writer and percussionist for the band Quetzal. Her academic scholarship focuses on the transnational music movement Fandangos Sin Fronteras.She has recently presented her scholarly work in Paris and Germany. She co-organizes the Seattle Fandango Project and has recently co-organized a UW Women Studies event titled "Alma en la Tarima/Soul Dancing: Featuring Rubi Oseguera Rueda (Son De Madera), Carolina Sarmiento (Son Del Centro, Santa Ana CA).

Her article, "Zapateado Afro-Chiana Fandango Style: A Self-Reflective Moment," was recently published in Dancing Across Borders: Danzas Y Bailes Mexicanos, eds. Olga Najera-Ramirez, Norma E. Cantu, Brenda M. Romero. University of Illinois Press.


The Seattle Fandango Project is dedicated to building relationships through participatory music. It is sponsored by the American Music Partnershipof Seattle (AMPS), a collaboration between EMP, KEXP, and the University of Washington, funded by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and housed at the Simpson Center for the Humanities, with support from the UW School of Music, UW Department of Women Studies, UW School of Social Work, and UW Dance Program. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seattle-Fandango-Project/158069722064

NICOLE ROBERT

Nicole began the Feminist Studies PhD program in 2008. She came to the department with several years experience in the museum world and with an M.A. in Museology from UW. Her current research focuses on the politics of representation in the museum setting. She is currently developing an exhibit focused on Seattle's Lesbian Mothers' Custody Movement. She will present her research in Turkey this summer.

MONICA DE LA TORRE

Monica is a second-year Ph.D. student in Feminist Studies. Her interests involve the development of racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual identities and the expression of these identities through cultural productions. She locates her analysis in radio production and is a member of Soul Rebel Radio, a community radio collective based in Los Angeles. Monica has a Master's Degree in Chicana/o Studies from California State University, Northridge; her thesis is titled "Emerging Feminisms: El Teatro de las Chicanas and Chicana Feminist Identity Development." Currently she helps facilitate the Women Who Rock Digital Oral History Project and the Women Who Rock Collective.

SARA DIAZ

Sara is a doctoral student in Women Studies. Her research uses U.S. third world feminisms as a method to "read" the history and historical representation of women scientists of color. Her other scholarly interests include twentieth-century U.S. history, feminist research ethics, and the social studies of science with respect to race, gender, and sexuality. She co-founded the Women of Color Collective at UW.  She recently presented her work in Paris.

MANOUCHEKA CELESTE

Manoucheka earned her PhD in Communication and a Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies. She is a currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of South Florida as part of the Provost’s Postdoctoral Initiative in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Global Change in a Dynamic World. Her research examines transnational media representations of race, class, gender, and citizenship with special focus on the Caribbean including Haiti, Latin America and the U.S. with a particular focus on the gendered representation of Beyonce and Wyclef Jean. She is co-founder of the Women of Color Collective at UW.  She recently presented her research in Paris.

REBECCA CLARK

Rebecca is a doctoral student in Communication. She studies media representations of race, class, gender, whiteness as well as hegemonic discursive practices in academia/higher education. She recently presented her research in Paris.

NORALIS RODRIQUEZ

Noralis's research focuses on feminist struggles around violence in Latin America and the Caribbean. She is currently developing an ethnography on the reception of Reggaeton music by young women in Puerto Rico.

JAYE SABLAN

Jaye's scholarship examines transgender politics, Indigenous Feminisms, and issues of sovereignty. She is currently developing an exhibit featuring the cultural politics of the Chamorro People.

CV

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BOOK PUBLICATIONS
  • Loca Motion: The Travels of Chicana and Latina Popular Culture (New York University Press, 2005). Honorable Mention, Modern Language Association Book Prize.

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    photo by Sean Carrillo


Loca Motion
Listen to author interview on KUOW FM Public Radio

  • Latina/o Popular Culture (New York University Press, 2002).

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cover artwork by Diane Gamboa, "Layering the Decades"



  • American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music/American Sabor: Latinos en la Música Popular Norteamericana. Exhibit Catalog. Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum. 2007. (Michelle Habell-Pallan, Marisol Berrios-Miranda, and Shannon Dudley).

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    American Sabor: Exibit  Catalog


PUBLIC SCHOLARSHIP/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

EXHIBITS

American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music/American Sabor: Latinos en la Música Popular Norteamericana.


The first interactive and interpretive bilingual traveling exhibit featuring the profound influence of Chicano/Mexican-American and Puerto Rican/Cuban American communities living in the U.S. on the sound of rock and roll and Top 40 for the past 50 years. The American Sabor exhibit includes 5,000 square feet of historical artifacts including recordings, costumes, and posters.

Focus on early rock, salsa, Tex-Mex, Latin rock, punk, hip hop, banda rap, reggeaton, and Top 40.

Highlights Ritchie Valens, Cannibal and the Headhunters, Santana, Linda Ronstadt, El Vez, Alice "Bag" Armendariz, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Willie Colon, Los Illegals, The Brat, The Zeros, The Plugz, Lysa Flores, Quetzal, Juan Barco, Little Joe y La Familia, Los Lobos, AKWID, and many more.


Major collaborative effort between the Univeristy of Washington and the Experience Music Project Museum. Sponsored in part by the University of Washington Simpson Center for the Humanities, American Music Partnership Seattle (AMPS), and Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum.

Curatorial Team:

Director of Curatorial Affiaris: Jason Emmons, |SFM

Guest Curator: Dr. Marisol Berrios-Miranda, UW

Guest Curator: Dr. Shannon Dudley, UW

Guest Curator: Dr. Michelle Habell-Pallan, UW

Associate Curator: Francisco Orozco, M.A. UW

Associate Curator: Rob Carrol, PhC, UW


TEACHING

GRADUATE COURSES

  • Transnational Chicana Feminst Theory
  • Feminist Theory
  • Cultural Studies
  • Pop Music, Gender, Nation
  • Women of Color Feminist Theory and Methodology
  • Public Scholarship/Public Humanities

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

  • American Sabor/American Flavor: Latinos Shaping U.S. Popular Music (Hum 206, Danz Course)
  • Introduction to Gender and Popular Culture
  • Latina and Latino Theater
  • Latina and Latino Popular Culture
  • Women of Color Feminisim and the Arts
  • Chicana/Latina Cultural Production
CLICK BELOW FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR AMERICAN SABOR (Winter 2008)


LINKS TO AMERICAN SABOR EXHIBIT MUSIC and CURRICULUM, REVIEWS, AND MORE

READ EXHIBIT REVIEWS


"UW-curated ‘American Sabor’ Music Exhibit Heads to the Smithsonian
"Latin Experience: New EMP Exhibit Explores its Influence on U.S. Pop." In Seattle P.I.
"EMP Honors the "Brown Sound." In The News Tribune.
"EMP's 'American Sabor' Savors the Latino Influence on American Popular Music." In University Week.
"Hot Salsa, Cool Congas." In Seattle Times.

HEAR EXHIBIT MUSIC AND CONTENT

"AMERICAN SABOR" GUIDED LISTENING MODULES
EAST L.A.'S EASTSIDE 60S ROCK AND ROLL REVUE. Narrated by Michelle Habell-Pallan
"AMERICAN SABOR: MUSICAL MIGRATIONS" ON NPR'S "LATINO USA" RADIO PROGRAM
Habell-Pallan Radio Interview (7/15/08)

LINK TO SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION HOSTED INACTVIE AMERICAN SABOR EXHIBIT

American Sabor: U.S. Latinos in Pop Music, Smithsonian Institution SITES
EMP American Sabor: U.S. Latinos in Pop Music
America Sabor Guided Listening Podcast

COMMUNITY LINKS

Click to SEATTLE FANDANGO PROJECT
SFP

EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT LINKS

2012 POP CONFERENCE CALL FOR PROPOSALS