Evelyn McDonnell

Acting Chair and Professor of Journalism and New Media

  • Los Angeles CA UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts



Professor of Journalism Evelyn McDonnell is an expert on music, gender, and politics. She has written or coedited six books, from Rock She Wrote: Women Write about Rock, Pop and Rap to Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl. She is also series editor for Music Matters, a collection of short books about musicians published by University of Texas Press. A longtime journalist, she has been a pop culture writer at The Miami Herald and a senior editor at The Village Voice. Her writing on music, poetry, theater, and culture has appeared in publications and anthologies including the The New York Times, the Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Ms., Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Review of Books, Travel & Leisure, Billboard, Interview, and Option. She teaches students how to write and make noise at Loyola Marymount University.


University of Southern California


Specialized Journalism, the Arts

Brown University


American Studies


Areas of Expertise

New Media
Popular Culture and Society
Women's Studies
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