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Friday, March 23 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Repositioning Urban Pop

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Rustem Ertug Altinay, “In Konya She Would Marry a Regular Dude, But Serife from Konya is Now a Lady”: Power, Sexuality and Cities in Gungor Bayrak’s Autobigraphic Songs”

Erin MacLeod, “Layers and Layers of Not-So-Dope Synths”:
Listening to the Music of Addis Ababa

Mark Lomanno,”Surfaces and (Archi)textures in Canarian Jazz”

Moderator: Barbara Browning


Rustem Ertug Altinay

Doctoral Candidate, NYU, Department of Performance Studies
Rustem Ertug Altinay is a doctoral student at New York University, Department of Performance Studies. His main area of research is gender, sexuality and body politics in Turkey. His article on Turkish transgender diva Bulent Ersoy was published in the Trans- Special Issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly.   Abstract: | | "'In Konya she would marry a regular dude, but Serife from Konya is now a Lady': Power, Sexuality and Cities in... Read More →

Barbara Browning

Barbara Browning teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at NYU. She is the author of the academic books Samba: Resistance in Motion and Infectious Rhythm: Metaphors of Contagion and the Spread of African Culture. She is also the author of three novels (Who Is Mr. Waxman?, The Correspondence Artist, and I’m Trying to Reach You). Her chamber choreographies can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/ahnethermostfun/, and her ukulele... Read More →

Mark Lomanno

Mark Lomanno, a Graduate Fellow and PhD Candidate in ethnomusicology at the University of Texas at Austin, is writing a dissertation on musical and cultural improvisations of Canarian jazz musicians. Mark maintains an active career as a jazz pianist and has forthcoming contributions in the Grove Dictionary of American Music.   Abstract: | | "Surfaces and (archi)Textures in Canarian Jazz" As an autonomous community of Spain, the veneers... Read More →

Erin MacLeod

Erin MacLeod has a PhD in communications from McGill University and is presently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of the West Indies. Her research interests lie in the relationship between Jamaica and Ethiopia, Rastafari and Jamaican music in Africa and the connections between Africa and the African diaspora. She has written about music and popular culture for the Toronto Star, Montreal Mirror and Pitchfork, among... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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