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Professor in Communication Studies, McMaster University

Christina Baade is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia at McMaster University, where she is also affiliated with the program in Gender Studies and Feminist Research.

Her publications include her award-winning book, Victory Through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II (Oxford, 2012) and the co-edited volume, Music and the Broadcast Experience (Oxford, 2016).

She also has two co-edited collections forthcoming: Music in World War II: Coping with Wartime in Europe and the United States, co-edited with Pamela Potter and Roberta Montemorra Marvin (Indiana University Press); and Beyoncé in the World: Making Meaning with Queen Bey in Troubled Times, co-edited with Kristin McGee (Music/Culture series, Wesleyan University Press). Current projects include Bigger than the Beatles? Vera Lynn’s Postwar Career and the Problems of Popular Music History.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Communication Studies and Music , McMaster University