About

I teach children’s literature and childhood studies in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh. I am the author of Tween Pop: Children’s Music and Public Culture (Duke University Press, 2020) and Schooling New Media: Music, Language, and Technology in Children’s Culture (Oxford University Press, 2017).

I am a founding member of the Pitt Faculty Organizing Committee. In 2021 we won an election held by the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board to join the United Steelworkers as a union of faculty across ranks and campuses at Pitt.

Contact me at bickford at pitt dot edu

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