Kelly JakesAssistant Professor Communication
Areas of expertiseMusic
Kelly Jakes Jakes is an expert in rhetoric and culture, with special attention to social movements, resistance and music. She examines how marginalized or dissident citizens use verbal and nonverbal discourse to build solidarity, reassign political authority and contest norms of national identity, gender, race and class. Professor Jakes' book project, Popular Music and Resistance in Occupied France, 1940-1945, examines how popular music served as rhetorical material for dissent and resistance in German-occupied France.
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