Dr. Eric Weisbard
Professor of American Studies

Eric Weisbard

Assistant Professor



Faculty Education


Princeton (B.A.)

UC Berkeley (M.A., Ph.D)

Faculty Research


20th-century America; popular music; consumer culture; popular culture

Faculty Publications


Authored Books

Use Your Illusion I and II. New York: Continuum Press, 2007.

Edited Books

Pop When the World Falls Apart: Music in Troubled Times. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.

Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop Music. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.

This is Pop: In Search of the Elusive at Experience Music Project. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004.

Book Chapters

“Love, Lore, Celebrity, and Dead Babies: Dolly Parton’s ‘Down From Dover.’” The Rose and the Briar: Love and Liberty in the American Ballad, edited by Sean Wilentz and Greil Marcus, 287-304. New York: Norton, 2004.