Dana Reason


Reason currently teaches at Oregon State University and is the Director of the Popular Music Studies Program. Her research in popular music centers upon the relationship between improvised strategies and popular culture. She also examines performativity, the gendered body and community through big and small data.

Her latest paper “Battle of Agency in the AACM and Hip Hop,” was presented at Berlin Improvisers Research Group in 2013.

Courses Include:

Hip Hop Music and Culture

Women in Popular Music

World Music

Music Composition

Film Music History