(THE COLLEGE FIX) — An academic conference this weekend takes an in-depth look at Taylor Swift’s career and music, as well as how “the politics of whiteness” relates to her fan base.

The “Taylor Swift Study Day: Eras, Narrative, Digital Music, and Media” event was organized by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ethnomusicologist Kate Galloway who said of Swift’s music “There’s a tendency to not study, or discount, your ‘guilty pleasure’ listening […] Why not take it seriously? Why not unpack why that is?”

According to the Times Union, the conference features an “international panel of researchers and experts” who will pontificate on “digital fandom and collaboration[,] genre negotiation, identity, and the business of music stardom.”

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