Maureen Mahon hold a Ph.D. (1997) in anthropology from NYU and is a cultural anthropologist whose research interests include African American music and culture; the construction and performance of race and gender in music; and the relationship between race, class, generation, and culture. She teaches courses on the history of rock and roll, music and the construction of race, fieldwork methods, and African American women and music.
She has held fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the American Association of University Women, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2018, she received an NYU Golden Dozen Award in recognition of her contributions to undergraduate teaching.
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