Shayna Maskell

Adjunct Instructor of Arts and Humanities
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BA Art Studies

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In addition to teaching at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Ms. Maskell also teaches at the University of Maryland 

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University of Pennsylvania
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Fiction Writing, University of Southern California
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American Studies, University of Maryland (expected 2014)

Center for Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Southern California, 2006

University Teacher of the Year Award, University of Southern California, 2005 


Ms. Shayna Maskell has previously published “Performing Punk: Bad Brains and the Construction of Identity” in the Journal of Popular Music Studies (2009), “I Predict a Riot: Riot Grrrls and the Contradictions of Feminism” in Routledge’s History of Social Protest in Music (2013), multiple music entries in ABC-CLIO’s 100 Entertainers Who Changed America (2014), as well as a forthcoming chapter on Washington, DC punk and go-go in Race and Urban Communities (University of Akron Press) and DC hardcore punk in The Undercurrents of (Un)Popular Music (McFarland Publishers).

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Ms. Maskell’s main area of research is the Washington DC hardcore punk rock scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s and the politics of sound, or how music can construct different facets of identity. She also studies subcultures and social movements, teaching classes in politics, media, writing, marginalized and popular culture and popular music and youth movements.