Olivia Carter Mather is a scholar of American popular music specializing in rock, country, and folk. Her work examines stylistic hybridity, regional identity, and race. Her most recent project investigated race in country music scholarship ("Race and Country Music," The Oxford Handbook of Country Music). Other publications include an article on the Eagles and American regionalism (for American Music), a book chapter on vocality and Gram Parsons (in Old Roots, New Routes: The Cultural Politics of Alt.Country Music), and an interview with U2 producer Daniel Lanois (in Echo: A Music-Centered Journal, http://www.echo.ucla.edu/Volume6-issue1/lanois/lanois1.html
). At Chapman, Dr. Mather has taught MUS 203 Global Pop Music and MUS 201D Country Music. She lives in Long Beach, CA.