Department of Popular Culture
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|ANGELA M. NELSON, PH.D.|
OFFICE LOCATION: 249 Shatzel Hall
OFFICE PHONE NUMBER: +1-419-372-0284
GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT: African American Popular Music; Music as Popular Culture; Television Situation Comedy; Blacks in Television; Teaching Popular Culture; Popular Culture and Media Theory; Black Popular Culture Studies.
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT: Introduction to Popular Culture, Black Popular Culture; The Television Situation Comedy; Black Popular Music; Black Popular Film.
Ph.D., American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University
M.M., Music Education, Bowling Green State University
B.M., Music Education, Converse College
OTHER FACULTY POSITIONS:
Assistant Professor, Clarke College, Department of Music, 1992-1993
Instructor, Clarke College, Department of Music, 1991-1992
Acting Department Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies, August 2010-June 2011.
Member, American Culture Studies Ph.D. Executive Committee, Fall 2004-Spring 2007.
Supervisor, Graduate Teaching Assistants, Department of Popular Culture, Spring 2006, Spring 2008, Spring 2012.
Member, University Task Force for Scholarship of Engagement, Fall 2004-Spring 2005.
Member, University Planning Council, Fall 2003-Spring 2005.
Department Chair, Department of Popular Culture, August 2002-June 2009.
Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Popular Culture, Fall 2001-Spring 2002.
Member, Promotion and Tenure Review Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, Fall 2001-Spring 2002.
Member, University Diversity Task Force Steering Committee, Fall 2001-Spring 2002.
Member, University Diversity Task Force, Fall 2001-Spring 2002.
Director, Ethnic Cultural Arts Program Executive Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, Fall 1999-Spring 2000.
Chair, Arts and Humanities Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, Fall 1999-Spring 2000.
Member, University Faculty Research Committee, Fall 1999-Spring 2002.
Director, Bowling Green Center for Popular Culture Studies, Department of Popular Culture, Fall 1997-Spring 2000, Fall 2005-present.
Member, University NCAA Self-Study Sub-Committee on Academic Integrity, Fall 1996-Fall 1997.
Member, University Learning and Technology Task Force, Fall 1995-Spring 1996.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP & POSITIONS HELD:
President, Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association, Fall 2010-Fall 2013.
Vice-President/President-Elect, Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association, Fall 2007-Fall 2010.
Member-at-Large, Executive Council, Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association, Fall 2006-Fall 2007.
Co-Chair, Black Music Culture Area, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Spring 2005-.
Chair, African American Popular Culture Area, Midwest Popular Culture Association, Spring 2004-.
Chair, Professional Development Area, Midwest Popular Culture Association, Spring 2004-.
Member-at-Large, Governing Board, American Culture Association, Spring 2003-2007.
Member, Interim Governing Committee, Midwest Popular Culture Association, Fall 2002-2004.
Chair, Teaching Popular Culture Area, Midwest Popular Culture Association, Fall 2001-Fall 2011.
Nelson, Angela M. “’Put Your Hands Together”: The Theological Meaning of Call-Response and Collective Participation in Rap Music.” Hip Hop Spirituality and Urban God Talk, ed. Andre Johnson. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, forthcoming Spring 2013
Nelson, Angela M. “Religious Rhetoric in Tyler Perry’s Play Madea’s Family Reunion.” Rhetoric and Religion. A Special Issue of Methodist Theological Seminary Journal 50 (Spring 2012): http://mtsjournal.memphisseminary.edu/Home.
Nelson, Angela M. “’Put Your Hands Together”: The Theological Meaning of Percussion and Percussiveness in Rap Music.” Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900 to Present) 10.1 (Spring 2011): http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/articles/spring_2011/nelson.htm.
Nelson, Angela M. “Middle-Class Ideology in African-American Postwar Comic Strips.” From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances, ed. Vershawn Ashanti Young and Bridget Harris Tsemo. Detroit, Mich.: Wayne State University Press, 2011. 175-90.
Nelson, Angela M. “The Repertoire of Black Popular Culture.” Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900 to Present) 8.1 (Spring 2009): http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/articles/spring_2009/nelson.htm.
Nelson, Angela M. “ African American Stereotypes in Prime-Time Television: An Overview, 1948-2007 .” African Americans and Popular Culture , ed. Todd Boyd. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 2008. 185-216.
Nelson, Angela M. "Scholarship about Black Popular Culture." Black Arts Quarterly 12.1 (Winter 2007), 5-6.
Hinds, Jr., Harold E., Marilyn F. Motz, and Angela M. S. Nelson, ed. Popular Culture Theory and Methodology: A Basic Introduction. Madison: University of Wisconsin Popular Press, 2006.
Nelson, Angela M. “Swing Papa and Barry Jordan: Comic Strips and Black Newspapers in Postwar Toledo.” Proceedings of the Ohio Academy of History 2004 Annual Meeting (Spring 2005), 61-74.
Nelson, Angela M. “Rap Music and Black Mythoforms.” Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900 to Present) 4.1 (Spring 2005): http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/articles/spring_2005/nelson.htm.
Nelson, Angela M. “’God's Smiling on You and He’s Frowning Too’: Rap and the Problem of Evil.” “Call Me the Seeker”: Listening to Religion in Popular Music, ed. Michael J. Gilmour. Continuum, New York, 2005. 175-88.
Nelson, Angela M. S., Editor. “This Is How We Flow”: Rhythm in Black Cultures. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1999.
Nelson, Angela M. S. “‘Why We Sing’: The Role and Meaning of Gospel in African American Popular Culture.” The Triumph of the Soul: Cultural and Psychological Aspects of African American Music, ed. Ferdinand Jones and Arthur C. Jones. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood/Praeger, 2001. 97-126.
Nelson, Angela M. S. “Rhythm and Rhyme in Rap.” “This Is How We Flow”: Rhythm in Black Cultures, ed. Angela M. S. Nelson. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1999. 46-53.
Nelson, Angela M. S. “Cultural Issues in Music Education.” In Proceedings of The Bowling Green State University Symposium on Music Teaching and Research, Cultural Interpretation and Contemporary Music Education 4 (Fall 1999): 29-31.
Nelson, Angela M. S. “Black Situation Comedies and the Politics of Television Art.” Cultural Diversity and the U.S. Media, ed. Yahya R. Kamalipour and Theresa Carilli. New York: State University of New York Press, 1998. 79-87.
Nelson, Angela M. S. “The Objectification of Julia: Texts, Textures, and Contexts of Black Women in American Television Situation Comedies.” Generations: Academic Feminists in Dialogue, ed. Devoney Looser and E. Ann Kaplan. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997. 237-249.
Nelson, Angela M. S. “Text, Texture, and Context in Theological Perspective.” Theomusicology. A Special Issue of Black Sacred Music: A Journal of Theomusicology 8.1 (Spring 1994): 64-77.
Geist, Christopher D. and Angela M. S. Nelson. “From the Plantation to Bel-Air: A Brief History of Black Stereotypes.” Popular Culture: An Introductory Text, ed. Jack Nachbar and Kevin Lause. Bowling Green, Ohio: Popular Press, 1992. 262-276.
Nelson, Angela M. S. “The Persistence of Ethnicity in African American Popular Music: A Theology of Rap Music.” Explorations in Ethnic Studies 15.1 (January 1992): 47-57.