Devon Powers

Assistant Professor
Department of Culture and Communication
Drexel University

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Devon Powers is an assistant professor in the Department of Culture and Communication at Drexel University. Her scholarship focuses on popular music, the history of popular culture, and cultural intermediation and circulation. Along with Melissa Aronczyk, she is the co-editor of Blowing Up the Brand: Critical Perspectives on Promotional Culture (New York: Peter Lang, 2010) and is currently completing a manuscript on ‘60s rock criticism at the Village Voice. Her most recent article appeared in the July 2011 issue of Popular Music and Society and is entitled “Bruce Springsteen, Rock Criticism, and the Music Business: Toward a Theory and History of Hype.”