Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Adrienne Trier-BieniekAreas of interest: cultural sociology, music, women and gender studies, social inequality 

Adrienne M. Trier-Bieniek is a tenure-track faculty member who teaches sociology. Before coming to Valencia College, Trier-Bieniek taught at Western Michigan University and Grand Valley State University.

She has been interviewed on radio and in newspapers  about a wide variety of topics, including sexual abuse, how people use music to heal after trauma, as well as discussions of gender and popular culture.

Because Trier-Bieniek was a graduate student at Virginia Tech during the 2007 massacre, she has also written about the campus shooting and its aftereffects.

Her first book, “Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos,” was nominated for the 2014 Emily Toth Award for excellence in gender and women’s studies research by the Pop Culture Association.

She is the editor of the forthcoming books, “Feminist Theory and Pop Culture,” and “Fan Girls and Media: Consuming Culture.”

She has published in the journals “Qualitative Research” and “Humanity and Society,” is a contributor to “The Art of Social Critique: Painting Mirrors of Social Life” and has been a guest columnist for The Orlando Sentinel. In addition, Trier-Bieniek is regularly invited to college campuses and community organizations to speak about music, gender and pop culture. She has written for the Gender & Society Blog,, Girl w/ Pen and The Survivor Manual.

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