FIMS Profile

Ryan Mack

I completed a BA in Psychology and a MA in Music and Culture at Carleton University, Ottawa. My MA research focused the representations of masculinities in Emo music. I conducted an intertextual analysis that explored lyric topics, vocality, intensional and extension analyses of musical syntax through theories of markedness and intervalic relationships, and performative acts in music video. My research interests lay predominantly in popular music studies and gender studies. In my doctoral work, I plan to delve into the politics of trans erasure in North American punk music communities.