Christina Baade joined the McMaster University Faculty of Humanities in 2003. She holds a B.Mus. in clarinet and women’s studies from Northwestern University and an M.Mus. and Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Her research interests include early twentieth-century popular music; radio studies and the British Broadcasting Corporation; gender, queer, and critical race theory; and the historical interactions of mass media and music. Dr. Baade’s book, Victory Through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II, was recently published with Oxford University Press.
She is completing a SSHRC-funded research project, Swinging Nostalgia: Popular Music and the Cultural Memory of World War II, which examines the phenomena of nostalgia reissues, tribute performers, and fan communities for Second World War-era music.