Stan Hawkins

Professor in Popular Musicology
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Postal address Department of Musicology P.O. Box 1017 Blindern 0315 Oslo

Qualifications & Residencies

  • Bachelor of Music (Natal University, South Africa)
  • MA (Frankfurt State Academy for Music, Germany)
  • PhD in Music (York University, England)
  • Guest residency (2002), City University, London
  • Guest residency (2012), Humboldt University, Germany
  • Adjunct professor (2009-2016) (Agder University, Norway)


  • Popular Music Studies
  • Music Analysis and Recording Aesthetics
  • Cultural Studies and Music Sociology
  • Gender Studies and performativity
  • Popular & Critical Musicology
  • Audiovisual Semiotics
  • Film and TV Theory

Recent Research Activities

Norwegian Research Council state funded project (2010-2014) Popular Music and Gender in a Transcultural Context. This project included two PhD scholars, Birgitte Sandve and Jon Mikkel Ålvik who graduated in 2014, in addition to postdoctoral researcher, Mats Johansson. For further details see:

Series editor for Routledge's Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series. For details see:

Latest publications:

Queerness in Pop Music: Aesthetics, Gender Norms and Temporality. Publication year: 2016. New York: Routledge. See:

The Ashgate Research Companion of Popular Music and Gender. Includes 25 essays. Publication year: 2017. New York: Routledge.

Chapter commissioned for a University of Michigan Press anthology, Incestuous Pop: Intertexuality in Recorded Popular Music, eds. Serge Lacasse and Lori Burns. Title of chapter: 'Performative Strategies and Musical Markers in the Eurhythmics’ album Savage '

Tags: Popular Music, Music Analysis, Music and Society, Music and Media, Performativity


  • Hawkins, Stan (2018). Performative Strategies and Musical Markers in the Eurythmics’ Album Savage, In Lori Burns & Serge Lacasse (ed.),  The Pop Palimpsest: Intertextuality in Recxorded Popular Music.  University of Michigan Press.  ISBN 978-0-472-13067-2.  Chapter 9.  s 252 - 272
  • Hawkins, Stan (2017). Introduction chapters: Part1: Masculinities, femininities, community and transcultural practice Part 2: Audiovisuality, sex(uality), women, and the politics of looking Part 3: Vernacular soundworlds, narratives and stardom Part 4: Gender, race, and the female celebrity Part 5: Challenging hegemonic practices: new masculinities, queerness, and transgenderism, In Stan Hawkins (ed.),  The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music and Gender.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781472456830.  Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5..
  • Hawkins, Stan (2017). Introduction: Sensing gender in popular music, In  The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music and Gender.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781472456830.  1.  s 1 - 12
  • Hawkins, Stan (2017). Masculinity, Race, and Transculturalism in a Norwegian Context, In Fabian Holt & Antti-Ville Kärje (ed.),  The Oxford Handbook of Popular Music in the Nordic Countries.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780190603908.  Chapter 15.  s 295 - 310
  • Hawkins, Stan (2017). The Sun, the Moon and Stars: Prince Roger Nelson, 1958-2016. Popular music and society.  ISSN 0300-7766.  40(1), s 124- 128 . doi:
  • Hawkins, Stan (2016). 'Remembering Sheila Whiteley'. Popular Music.  ISSN 0261-1430.  35(1), s 118- 121 . doi:
  • Bjorøy, Karl-Magnus & Hawkins, Stan (2014). "When Light turns into darkness:" Inscriptions of music and terror in Oslo 22 July 2011, In Jan Sverre Knudsen; Marie Strand Skånland & Gro Trondalen (ed.),  Musikk etter 22. juli.  Norges musikkhøgskole.  7.  s 139 - 162
  • Hawkins, Stan (2014). 'I'll Bring You Down, Down, Down': Lady Gaga's Performance in 'Judas', In Martin Iddon & Melanie L. Marshall (ed.),  Lady Gaga and Popular Music: Performing Gender, Fashion, and Culture.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-82452-1.  1.  s 9 - 26
  • Hawkins, Stan (2013). 'Aesthetics and Hyperembodiment in Pop Videos: Rihanna's "Umbrella", In John Richardson; Claudia Gorbman & Carol Vernallis (ed.),  The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0-19-973386-6.  Chapter 26.  s 466 - 482
  • Hawkins, Stan (2012). Great, Scott!, In Stan Hawkins (ed.),  Critical Musicological Reflections: Essays in Honour of Derek B. Scott.  Ashgate.  ISBN 978-1-4094-2560-1.  Kapittel 1.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2012). You rocked our world, Michael: your moves, your look, your music, everything!. Popular music and society.  ISSN 0300-7766.  35(2), s 145- 149 . doi: 10.1080/03007766.2011.616295
  • Hawkins, Stan (2011). Essay Review: Composing Apartheid: Music for and against Apartheid (ed. G. Olwage). Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa.  ISSN 1812-1004.  8, s 117- 120
  • Hawkins, Stan & Richardson, John (2011). 'Remodeling Britney Spears: Matters of Intoxication and Mediation', In Stan Hawkins (ed.),  Pop Music and Easy Listening: The Library of Essays on Popular Music.  Ashgate.  ISBN 9780754629528.  4.  s 57 - 81
  • Hawkins, Stan (2010). Unsettling Differences: Music and Laddism in Britpop, In Andy Bennett & Jon Stratton (ed.),  Britpop and the English Music Tradition.  Ashgate.  ISBN 978075466805-3.  Kapittel 9.  s 145 - 162
  • Hawkins, Stan (2009). 'Chelsea Rodgers' was a model - Vocality in Prince of the Twenty-first Century, In Derek Scott (ed.),  The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology.  Ashgate.  ISBN 978-0754664765.  Kapittel.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2008). Temporal Turntables: On Temporality and Corporeality in Dance Music, In S. Baur; R. Knapp & J. Warwick (ed.),  Musicological Identities: Essays in Honour of Susan McClary.  Ashgate.  ISBN 9780754663027.  Kapittel.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2007). Aphex Twin: monstrous hermaphrodites, madness and the strain of independent dance music, In Stan Hawkins & John Richardson (ed.),  Essays on Sound and Vision.  Helsinki University Press.  ISBN 978-951-570-726-0.  Part 1 Avant-garde aesthetics - Chapter 1.  s 27 - 53
  • Hawkins, Stan (2007). Introduction, In Stan Hawkins & John Richardson (ed.),  Essays on Sound and Vision.  Helsinki University Press.  ISBN 978-951-570-726-0.  Introduction.  s 13 - 23
  • Hawkins, Stan (2007). Those Norwegians: Deconstructing the Nation-State in Europe through Fixity and Indifference in Norwegian Club Music, In Ian Biddle & Vanessa Knights (ed.),  Music, National Identity and the Politics of Location: Between the Global and the Local.  Ashgate.  ISBN 978-0-7546-4055-4.  9.  s 179 - 189 Show summary
  • Hawkins, Stan (2007). [Un]Justified: Gestures of Straight-Talk in Justin Timberlake's Songs, In Freya Jarman-Ivens (ed.),  Oh Boy! Masculinities and Popular Music.  Routledge.  ISBN 0415978211.  10.  s 197 - 212
  • Hawkins, Stan & Richardson, John (2007). 'Remodeling Britney Spears: Matters of Intoxication and Mediation'. Popular music and society.  ISSN 0300-7766.  30(5), s 605- 629 Show summary
  • Hawkins, Stan (2006). Normalitet og musikk i norsk reklame i 2006, I: Thomas Hylland Eriksen & Jan-Kåre Breivik (red.),  Normalitet.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 82-15-01062-8.  11.  s 253 - 274
  • Hawkins, Stan (2006). On Male Queering in Mainstream Pop, In Sheila Whiteley et al (ed.),  Queering the Popular Pitch.  Routledge.  ISBN 0-415-97805-X.  18.  s 279 - 294 Show summary

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  • Hawkins, Stan (ed.) (2017). The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music and Gender. Routledge.  ISBN 9781472456830.  382 s.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2017). The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music and Gender. Routledge.  ISBN 9781472456830.  382 s.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2016). Queerness in Pop Music: Aesthetics, Gender Norms, and Temporality. Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-138-82087-6.  243 s.
  • Hawkins, Stan (ed.) (2012). Critical Musicological Reflections: Essays in Honour of Derek B. Scott. Ashgate.  ISBN 978-1-4094-2560-1.  257 s.
  • Hawkins, Stan (ed.) (2011). Pop Music and Easy Listening: The Library of Essays on Popular Music. Ashgate.  ISBN 9780754629528.  523 s.
  • Hawkins, Stan & Niblock, Sarah (2011). Prince: The Making of a Pop Music Phenomenon. Ashgate.  ISBN 978-0-7546-6876-3.  195 s. Show summary
  • Hawkins, Stan (2009). The British pop dandy : masculinity, popular music and culture. Ashgate.  ISBN 978-0-7546-5858-0.  222 s. Show summary
  • Hawkins, Stan & Richardson, John (ed.) (2007). Essays on Sound and Vision. Helsinki University Press.  ISBN 978-951-570-726-0.  452 s.

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  • Hawkins, Stan (2017). Dance Music Research Today.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2017). Nordic Popular Music Today.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2017, 25. januar). Ny bølge med protest musikk under Trump ((interview by Matunda Bigirimana) [Internett].  NRK Kultur og Underholdning.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2017). The Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Gender.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2016). Book Launch: 'Queerness in Pop' (New York: Routledge) with guest response by Dr Freya Jarman (University of Liverpool, UK).
  • Hawkins, Stan (2016, 24. februar). Hip Hop vert skeiva.  Universitas - Forskerintervju med Runer B. Mæland.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2016). Introduction at book launch: Peter Edward's book launch: György Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesque.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2016, 23. april). Jente eller gutt?Kjønn og seksualitet gjorde Prince til en superstjerne.  Aftenposten (Journalist: Joacim Lund).
  • Hawkins, Stan (2016). Keynote Address: New trends in Hip Hop.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2016). Masculinity and Gender Norms in Popular Music.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2016). Moderator at Book launch: 'Digital Signatures'. Show summary
  • Hawkins, Stan (2016). Moderator: Book launch of 'Tranformations of Musical Modernism', eds. E.E.Guldbrandsen and Julian Johnson.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2016). Moderator: Prince seminar with Susan Rogers, Prince Charles Alexander, Sarah Niblock and Anne Danielsen.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2016). Opening Keynote address A Very Queer Construct: The Pet Shop Boys in Retrospect.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2016, 10. august). 'Popikonet Anohni vil få folk til å handle'. [Internett]. Show summary
  • Hawkins, Stan & Lund, Joacim (2016, 12. januar). Bowie går nye veier – igjen.  Aftenposten.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2015). Clues to Efficiency in PhD Supervision (with presentations by Professors Georgina Born and Øivind Varkøy) and organised by PhD leader, Nanette Nielsen.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2015). Gender Production in Azealia Banks' 'Chasing Time'.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2015). New methods and theories in Popular Music Research.
  • Hawkins, Stan; Zeiner-Henriksen, Hans T. & Danielsen, Anne (2015). Record Production in the Internet Age. Journal on the Art of Record Production.  ISSN 1754-9892.  (10)
  • Hawkins, Stan (2014, 03. juli). Fakta biter ikke på ekte menn! Intervju med Joacim Lund om kjønn og musikk.  Aftenposten.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2014). Finding results in Research project.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2014). Gender Performativity and Agency in Popular Music.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2014). Moderator at Panel on Popular Music and Transculturalism, with introduction to the field.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2014, 21. februar). Popmusikk på utstilling. [Tidsskrift].  Ballade (intervjuet av Linn Carin Dirdal).
  • Hawkins, Stan (2014). Popular Music & Gender in a Transcultural Context.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2013). Hyperembodiment and Aesthetics in Pop Videos.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2013). Michael Jackson: grasping the spectacle. Edited by Christopher R. Smit. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012. 243 pp. ISBN 978-1-4094-4696-5. Popular Music.  ISSN 0261-1430.  32(3), s 521- 523 . doi: 10.1017/S0261143013000354
  • Hawkins, Stan (2013). Music in a Transcultural Space: Inscriptions of Representation through Performance.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2013, 21. juni). Norsk popmusikk er ikke typisk norsk. [Internett]. Show summary
  • Hawkins, Stan (2013). 'Queer Pop's Compulsion': 'Love is a Bourgeois Construct'.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2013). Review: Michael Jackson: Grasping the Spectacle, ed. Christopher Smit. Popular Music.  ISSN 0261-1430.  32(03), s 521- 523
  • Hawkins, Stan (2013, 28. juni). Typisk norsk musikk.  Morgenbladet. Show summary
  • Hawkins, Stan (2012). 'An Altered State: Terror, Music and War Games'.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2012). Keynote address: 'Terror, Masculinity, and Music: Implications for the Nordic Identity'.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2012, 06. desember). 'Lady Gaga - født sånn'. [Internett].  NRK ytring. Show summary
  • Hawkins, Stan (2012). On Critical Musicological Reflections. Show summary
  • Hawkins, Stan (2012). Transcultural Intertextuality in a Norwegian Space and Place. Show summary
  • Hawkins, Stan & Niblock, Sarah (2012, 10. mars). WDR 3 Deutschland Aftershow: Das Prinzip Prince Redaktion: Markus Heuger. [Radio].
  • Johansson, Mats & Hawkins, Stan (2012). Transcultural intertextuality in a Norwegian space and place.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2011). Gender and Popular Music.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2011). Localizing the Transcultural.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2011). Music, Masculinity and Terrorism in Norway.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2011). Spoof and Hyperembodiment in Pop Videos.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2011). ‘You Have Killed Me’ – Tropes of Hyperbole and Sentimentality in Morrissey’s Musical Expression, In Eoin Devereux; Aileen Dillane & Martin Power (ed.),  Morrissey : fandom, representations and identities.  Intellect Ltd..  ISBN 978-1-84150-596-1.  7.  s 307 - 323
  • Hawkins, Stan (2010, 18. oktober). Intervju om Prince. [Radio].  NRK P2 Musikkredaksjon.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2010, 20. mars). Intervju om internasjonal monografi, The British Pop Dandy. [Radio].  West Deutsch Rundfunk (WDR 3). Show summary
  • Hawkins, Stan (2010, 18. oktober). "Prince Vilikke".  Aftenposten.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2010). 'Third Time Very Lucky!' "Take On Me" made the video star.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2009, 13. juni). Intervju om Stan Hawkins' ny bok. [Radio].  NRK P2 - Musikk Redaksjon (med Linn Bølstad).
  • Hawkins, Stan (2009, 20. april). Morrissey. [Radio].  NRK P2.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2009, 30. juni). Parodisk og politisk pop (journalist: Kristin Engh Førde). [Internett].  Kilden: Informasjonssenter for kjønnsforskning (Kristin Engh.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2009). Reviewing the Reviewers.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2009). 'You have Killed Me!' - Tropes of hyperbole and sentimentality in Morrissey's musical performance.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2008). 'Beyond Seduction: The pop video, complicity and myth making'.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2008). Hvordan jeg til syvende og sist fant fram på Blindern.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2008). Making Sense of the Recorded Voice.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2008). Publishing in International Journals.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2008). Seminar: Music, Gender and Audio-visuality.
  • Dybo, Tor & Hawkins, Edgar Stanley (2007). Møte i stipendiatnettverk innen populærmusikkforskning.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2007). Britpop: Manic Lads and Blurred Lashings.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2007). 'Unsettling difference: music and identity in Britpop'.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2006). 'Common People': on the subject of social class and performativity in nation building.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2006). Leder. Studia Musicologica Norvegica.  ISSN 0332-5024.  32, s 3- 6
  • Hawkins, Stan (2006). On Musical Performativity in Norwegian Advertising.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2006, 16. august). THINKING ALLOWED - Radio 4. [Radio].  BBC London. Show summary
  • Hawkins, Stan (2005). Aphex Twin collides with Justin Timberlake: Spectacular Bodies in Music Videos.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2005). Dance through temporal mediation.
  • Hawkins, Stan (2005). Issues in Music Video Analysis - keynote address.

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