Brianna Quade

  • Teaching Assistant - Dissertator, History


  • PhD, History Topic: Community history of Philadelphia Soul and hip hop in Philadelphia
  • MS, Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 2018
  • MA, History, Villanova University, 2016
  • BA, History and Sociology, International Studies minor, Ethnic Studies and Cultures and Communities certificates, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2014

Courses Taught

  • HIST 249 - The Second World War in Europe
  • HIST 152 - American History 1877-Present
  • HIST 229 - History of Race, Science, & Medicine in the United States

Research Interests

Urban history, with focus on African American history Popular Culture and history of the music industry Memory Black popular culture Philadelphia history Hip-Hop Oral History

Related Activities

  • Editor, Popular Culture Studies Journal podcast, PCSJ Beyond the Article,
  • Editor, Writer, Producer. Episode 6. The Healthiest City podcast. (Milwaukee County Historical Society and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2021).
  • Covid-19: A Milwaukee Coronavirus Digital Archive, Distance Learning During Quarantine exhibit,
  • National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors Certified Career Counselor, National Career Development Association
  • Electa Quinney Institute’s First Nation Scholarship, 2021-2022
  • Theodore Saloutos Award for PhD Dissertation Research in American History, 2021-2022
  • Graduate Student Excellence Fellowship, 2019-2020
  • Presidential Graduate Fellowship, Villanova University, September 2014- May 2016

Conference Presentations

  • “Grammys Just Don’t Understand: Rap Legitimation and Best Rap Performance Boycott of 1989,” Pop Culture Association Annual Meeting, April 13-16, 2022
  • "Uncovering the Sound of Philadelphia," Midwest PCA/ACA, Minneapolis, MN, October 7-10, 2021
  • “Interactive History: Using Narrative Storytelling to Make Sense of Historical Sources,” Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, January 9, 2020
  • “The Landscape of Exclusion: Race, Music, and Cities,” Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 9-11, 2017. Use your Passion: How to Incorporate Leadership into your Career Search, Women’s Leadership Conference, West Chester University, November 4, 2017
  • “All the Things You Can Do: Utilizing Campus Resources for Student Success,” PA Student Affairs Conference at East Stroudsburg University, May 23-25, 2017