Tanya Pearson

Tanya Pearson is a Public Historian and Director of the Women of Rock Oral History Project, a collection of digital interviews and written transcripts documenting the lives and careers of (women-identified) rock musicians. She lectures in the history department at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Greenfield Community College, and in the Precollege Program for Women, Gender, and Representation at Smith College. A documentary film based on the interviews is currently in production as well as an oral history of rock music. Why Marianne Faithfull Matters, her contribution to the University of Texas Press’ Music Matters Series, was published in July 2021. Tanya is a staunch proponent of lesbianism, aging, not eating animals, senior dog adoption, punk rock, and Judy Garland. Follow Women Of Rock Oral History Project on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


Tanya will be part of the panel entitled ‘F**k Gender Roles’.