Quade, Brianna

PhD Candidate/Teaching Assistant


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

Teaching Experience

History 249: World War II in Europe
History 152: American History 1877-Present
History 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
Black popular culture
Philadelphia history
Oral History


“National Constitution Center,” mainlymuseums.com

Digital Scholarship

Editor, Popular Culture Studies Journal podcast, PCSJ Beyond the Article, https://mpcaaca.org/the-popular-culture-studies-journal/pcsj-beyond-the-article

Editor, Writer, Producer. Episode 6. The Healthiest City podcast. (Milwaukee County Historical Society and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2021). https://milwaukeehistory.net/podcast/.

Covid-19: A Milwaukee Coronavirus Digital Archive, Distance Learning During Quarantine exhibit, https://liblamp.uwm.edu/omeka/covid19mke/


“Grammys Just Don’t Understand: Rap Legitimation and Best Rap Performance Boycott of 1989,” Pop Culture Association Annual Meeting, April 13-16, 2022, Virtual.
"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.


Electa Quinney Institute’s First Nation Scholarship, 2021-2022 academic year, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Theodore Saloutos Award for PhD Dissertation Research in American History, 2021-2022 academic year, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Graduate Student Excellence Fellowship, 2019-2020 academic year, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Presidential Graduate Fellowship, Villanova University, September 2014- May 2016


National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors
Certified Career Counselor, National Career Development Association