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Lori Burns is Professor of Music and Director of the School of Music at the University of Ottawa. Her interdisciplinary research merges cultural theory and musical analysis to explore representations of gender and sexuality in the lyrical, musical, and visual texts of popular music. Her articles have appeared in edited collections published by Ashgate, Bloomsbury, Cambridge, Garland, Oxford, Routledge, and the University of Michigan Press as well as in leading journals (Popular Music; Popular Music and Society; The Journal for Music, Sound, and Moving Image; Studies in Music; The Journal of the International Association of Popular Music; Music Theory Spectrum; Music Theory Online; and The Journal for Music Theory). Her book on popular music, Disruptive Divas: Critical and Analytical Essays on Feminism, Identity, and Popular Music won the 2005 Pauline Alderman Award from the International Alliance for Women in Music (2005). She was a founding coeditor of the Tracking Pop Series at the University of Michigan Press and is now serving as coeditor (with Stan Hawkins) of the Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series. Her research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada.