Christine Capetola

MA '14


Christine's research and desire to teach are motivated by a yearning to understand—and be part of conversations about—the points where culture (especially music) and politics overlap. She is currently a Ph.D. student in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where she also works with graduate students and faculty in the African and African Diaspora Studies and English departments. Christine is moving towards writing a dissertation on the ways in which queerness, blackness, and femininity intersect(ed) at various cultural sites in the 1980s and current 80s resurgence in indie pop, with special attention to how the synthesizer worked or works as a linchpin for all three. She is an avid music lover and has attended over 200 concerts since age 14.


University of Texas at Austin

PhD - American Studies (anticipated 2019)

Austin, Texas

New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York


University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Science - Economics, Minor in Gender, Culture & Society

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania