Oyebade Dosunmu holds a PhD in ethnomusicology and a certificate in African studies from the University of Pittsburgh. He has delivered papers at international conferences, and is currently editing two anthologies of African music. His research interests include music and politics, and transnationalism in music. Oyebade teaches at the University of Pittsburgh.
Abstract: | | "Lagos, New York City and Transnational Afrobeat... Read More →
Shana Goldin-Perschbacher (Ph.D. 2008 UVA) is Stanford’s first Queer Studies Postdoc, was a Mellon Fellow, and taught LGBTS at Yale. She theorizes identity and affect through analysis of sonic, visual, film, and social media and is writing Sincerely Queer: Musical Gender Transgression at the Turn of the Millennium.
Abstract: | | "Sincerity in the City: Transnational Musical Collaboration Post 9/11"
Sincerity is an unlikely... Read More →
Deborah Pacini Hernandez, Professor of Anthropology, Tufts University, is author of Oye Como Va!: Hybridity and Identity in Latin/o Popular Music; Bachata: A Social History of a Dominican Popular Music; and co-editor of Reggaeton (Duke University Press); and Rockin’ Las Americas: The Global Politics of Rock in Latin/o America.
Abstract: | | "Bachata, New York style"
Dominican bachata, a guitar-based genre characterized by... Read More →
Gayle Wald is writing a book on the TV show Soul! She teaches at George Washington University and is the author of Shout, Sister, Shout!, a biography of Rosetta Tharpe.
Abstract: | | "'Deliver De Letter': 'Please Mr. Postman,' the Marvelettes, and the Afro-Caribbean Imaginary"
Berry Gordy touted Motown as the “Sound of Young America,” thereby insisting that black sounds—specifically the sounds of African American... Read More →