Tyler Bickford


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Tyler Bickford specializes in contemporary children's media, especially popular music and digital technology. Trained as an ethnomusicologist, his research and teaching interests include childhood studies, popular culture, new media, education, music and language, and ethnographic methods. He is the author of Schooling New Media: Music, Language, and Technology in Children's Culture (Oxford University Press, 2017), about children's uses of MP3 players and the relationships between digital media consumption, children's expressive practices, and literacy education, and Tween Pop: Children’s Music and Public Culture (Duke University Press, in press), about the explosion of popular music for children in the 2000s.