Morgan Bimm (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS, on the traditional and unceded territories of the Mi’kmaq people. Her research focuses on integrating fan studies, popular music studies, and feminist theory, particularly as they relate to the consumption and framing of popular culture, music, and aesthetics. Broadly, her work is interested in the ways that technology and media work together to produce ideas about cultural relevance and gender.
Morgan completed her PhD in the School of Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies at York University in 2022, where her research focused on the feminized cultural intermediaries and tastemakers behind the mainstreaming of 2000s indie rock music. Morgan has experience teaching in the areas of gender studies, sexuality studies, feminist cultural studies, and feminist media industries. Her teaching philosophy emphasizes co-creating classrooms focused on process-based assignments and accessible, multimedia texts.
Feminist cultural studies, popular music studies, music and media industries, indie and punk music cultures, music scenes, feminist sound studies, new media and podcast studies.
CHAPTERS AND ARTICLES
2022 “One Taught Me Action: The Digital Meta-Lives and Affective Resonances of Pop Protest Signs.” In Stories of Feminist Protest and Resistance: Digital Performative Assemblies, eds. Brianna Wiens, Shana MacDonald, Michelle MacArthur, Milena Radzikowska. Lexington Press. In press.
2021 With Andi Schwartz. “Opening Up the Pit: Negotiating a Punk Ethos with PUP.” Punk & Post-Punk 11(2): 213-227. doi.org/10.1386/punk_00112_1.
2019 With Andi Schwartz. “Canadian Crybabies: Radical Softness, Feminized Fan Publics, and the Politics of Carly Rae Jepsen.” In The Spaces and Places of Canadian Popular Culture, eds. Victoria Kannen and Neil Shyminsky. Canadian Scholars Press.
2022 “What the Indie Sleaze Revival Can Learn From Indie Camp.” Flow Journal 29(1). flowjournal.org/2022/10/indie-sleaze-revival/.
2022 “Party Tapes.” Popular Music Futures. Special issue of Riffs: Experimental Writing on Popular Music, featuring IASPM-Canada. riffsjournal.org/special-issue-riffs-ft-iaspmcanada-march-2022/.
For more details about her publications, conference activity, and teaching experience, see morganbimm.com