Alice Echols, 2011
|Alma mater||Macalester College, |
University of Michigan
|Sub-discipline||Contemporary Gender Studies|
|Institutions||Rutgers University, |
University of Southern California
While in graduate school at the University of Michigan, Echols visited the Rubaiyat, a since-closed predominantly gay bar where the "music just stunk." After persuasion from friends, she got a trial gig and then was hired, beginning her career as a Disco DJ.
Echols began her career as The Barbra Streisand Professor in Contemporary Gender Studies and Professor of English and History at the University of Southern California on August 15, 2011.
Honors and Awards
|Honor or Award||Date|
|Rackham Dissertation Grant, The University of Michigan||1984|
|Center for Gender Research Fellowship||1985|
|University Fellowship, The University of Michigan||1986|
|The Horace H. Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award, The University of Michigan||1987|
|ACLS Grant-in-Aid Fellowship||1990|
|Gustavus Meyers Outstanding Book Award-Daring to Be Bad||1990-1991|
|General Education Course Innovation Award||2006-2007|
|USC Endowed Professorship, Barbra Streisand Professor of Contemporary Gender Studies and Professor of English, Gender Studies and History||2011-2016|
|USC Endowed Professorship, Barbra Streisand Professor of Contemporary Gender Studies||2016-|
She authored Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America 1967-1975 (with foreword by Ellen Willis); Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin; Shaky Ground: The Sixties and Its Aftershocks; and Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture. Her book Shortfall: Family Secrets, Financial Collapse, and a Hidden History of American Banking was published by The New Press on October 3, 2017.
- Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America 1967-1975 (with foreword by Ellen Willis)
- Shaky Ground: The Sixties and its Aftershocks (2002)
- Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin (1999)
- Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture (2009)
- Charles, Ron (March 8, 2009). "On Campus, Vampires Are Besting the Beats". Washington Post. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
- "Alice Echols [USC Faculty profile]". University of Southern California. Retrieved March 17, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2013
- "The '80s are back with 'Transformers'". MSNBC. June 29, 2007. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
- Farwell, Frank. "A Restaurant Closes, and a Community Mourns". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
- Smallwood, Christine (16 April 2010). "Back Talk: Alice Echols". Retrieved 2 May 2018.
- "Lit up by her own blowtorch". Irish Times. March 25, 2000. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
- Gavin, James (April 1, 2010). "Dance Dance Revolution". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
- "Shortfall". Google Books. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
- McConnell, William S (2004). The counterculture movement of the 1960s. San Diego: Greenhaven Press. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
- "Dissecting rock 'n' roll's first female superstar". CNN. May 24, 1999. Archived from the original on 16 February 2010. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
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