Modern Languages

Alum Publishes Article on Rock Music and Gender

Spanish alumnus Micaela Lyons ’17 published an article titled “Florecitas roqueras: rock, punk y el problema de género en Hispanoamérica,” in the The Kennesaw Tower: Undergraduate Foreign Language Research Journal in July 2017.

The article is the revised product of the final essay Micaela wrote for the Spanish senior seminar Prof. Useche’s Spanish taught in spring 2017

Her essay discusses how the relationship between gender and rock has evolved during the past decades in Latin America and Spain and shows how women have used rock music to develop and affirm traditionally rejected identities in the present. Micaela proposes that, because of their oppressed status, female rockers incorporate masculinity into their public image as well as exalt the sexuality rejected by the Catholic Church. Furthermore, she discusses general feminism in music, including the underrepresentation of women in rock and the idea of Girlhood.


The article is available here: “Florecitas roqueras: rock, punk y el problema de género en Hispanoamérica.”