• Earbuds are good for sharing: Children’s headphones as social media at a Vermont school In The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies, edited by Jason Stanyek and Sumanth Gopinath, pp. 335–55. Oxford University Press, 2014.
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  • Music of poetry and poetry of song: Expressivity and grammar in vocal performance Ethnomusicology 51/3 (Fall 2007): 439–76. [pdf or JSTOR]
  • Children’s music (encyclopedia article) In The Grove Dictionary of American Music (subscription only), 2nd ed., edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett. Oxford University Press. [An older version of this piece is available as a pdf]
  • Media consumption as social organization at a New England public school Paper presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology. Middletown, CT, October 27. (Awarded the 2009 Lise Waxer Prize from the Popular Music Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology, recognizing the most distinguished student paper in the ethnomusicology of popular music presented at the SEM annual meeting.) [pdf]
  • Popular Music on Display in New York City Karaoke MA Thesis, Columbia University [pdf]
  • Kidz Bop, “tweens,” and childhood music consumption Consumers, Commodities, and Consumption, the newsletter of the Consumer Studies Research Network (Fall 2008). [link or pdf]
  • Call and Response—Revisited Reply to “Ethnomusicology and Empiricism in the Twenty-First Century,” by Judith Becker. Ethnomusicology 54 (2): 348–49. [JSTOR or pdf]
  • MP3 Players, Music, and Children’s Material Culture Photo essay for Material World Blog [link]


  • Review of The Musical Playground: Global Tradition and Change in Children’s Songs and Games, by Kathryn Marsh Journal of Folklore Research (August 2009). [link]
  • Review of Generation Digital: Politics, Commerce, and Childhood in the Age of the Internet, by Kathryn C. Montgomery Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies (April 2009). [link]
  • Review of Musical Childhoods and the Cultures of Youth, edited by Susan Boynton and Roe-Min Kok Current Musicology 86 (Fall 2008): 167–78. [link]

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