Briana M. Nave
Briana M. Nave is from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Salem College (2016) and a Master of Arts in Music History and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park (2019). Her master’s thesis examined gender politics in the reception of Courtney Love by mainstream rock journalism in the 1990s. Her current research interests concern the effects of copyright and contract law on the development of popular music in the United States. Her paper, “Death and the Widow: Gender, Agency, and the Haunting of Hole’s Live Through This,” received the Lowens Award for Best Student Paper from the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society in spring 2019.