Echols, Alice

Alice Echols is Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University.  As a graduate student at the University of Michigan, she engaged in dissertation-avoidance by moonlighting as a disco/funk deejay.  Besides Hot Stuff, featured in her Rorotoko book interview, Alice Echols is the author of Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin, Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America, 1967-75, and Shaky Ground: The Sixties and Its Aftershocks.  Now she is writing a book about a Depression-era family scandal involving her maternal grandfather, a banker.

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On her book Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture
(Our Cover Feature of March 29, 2010)