Stephanie Vander Wel


Stephanie Vander Wel.

Stephanie Vander Wel


Stephanie Vander Wel



Vocality and the embodied performances of gender, class and region in country music

Contact Information

206 Baird Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2275


Stephanie Vander Wel has served on the faculty at the University at Buffalo's Music Department since 2008. Her research interests focus on vocality and the embodied performances of gender, class, and region in country music. She teaches courses on American Music before 1945, Women in Music, Methodologies of Musicology, Music in the 1960s, Music and Place, Popular Music and Gender, and Experimental Music.


  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles


Selected Publications

  • "Weeping and Flamboyant Men: Webb Pierce and the Campy Theatrics of Country Music" in The Honky Tonk on the Left: Progressive Thought in Country Music (American Popular Music). Edited by Mark Jackson. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2018. 
  • "The Singing Voice in Country Music" in Oxford Handbook in Country Music. Edited by Travis Stimeling. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • The Lavender Cowboy and ‘The She Buckaroo’: Gene Autry, Patsy Montana, and Depression-Era Gender Roles.” 95 no. 2/3 Musical Quarterly (Summer-Fall 2012): 207—251