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Friday, March 23

9:00am EDT


Jeffrey Kim, Erin Cho, and Seung K. Yang, “Fashioning the Wave of K-Pop beyond Asia through Transnational Communities”

Myoung-Sun (Kelly) Song, “The S(e)oul of Hip-Hop: Searching for the Meaning of Hip-Hop in South Korea”

Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson, “Mare Liberum (The Free Sea) in Karen O’s Native Korean Rock”

Chris Randle, “Driving Freely Through the World:
Cosmopolitanism in K-pop”

Moderator: Hua Hsu


Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson

Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Performance at Northwestern University. He has published articles in JPMS, MELUS, TDR, Women & Performance, and Criticism. His book project, A Race So Different: The Making of Asian Americans in Performance... Read More →

Erin Cho

Erin Cho is an Associate Professor at Parsons New School, New York. Erin’s main research interests include Design marketing and Strategic management of Cultural products.   Abstract:"Fashioning the Wave of K-Pop beyond Asia through Transnational Communities" This paper explores... Read More →

Hua Hsu

Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College. His work has appeared in Artforum, the Atlantic, the New York Times and Slate. He is a columnist for The Wire (UK) and a staff writer at Grantland. He is finishing his first book, A Floating Chinaman. He was a member of... Read More →

Jeffrey Kim

Jeffrey Kim is Professor at SKKU in Korea and Research Fellow at University of London. His works on pop music since 1996 has been presented and published in a number of leading international conferences and academic journals including ACA/PCA, SCMS, Academy of Management, Academy... Read More →

Chris Randle

Chris Randle is the culture editor at the Toronto Standard and a freelance writer who has contributed to The Globe and Mail, the National Post, The Comics Journal, Social Text, Popdust and the Awl. He blogs at Backtotheworld.net, tweets as @randlechris and compulsively screencaps... Read More →

Myoung-Sun (Kelly) Song

Myoung-Sun (Kelly) Song is a doctoral student at USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism, where she studies the visual communication of images in popular culture. She holds a B.A. in English Literature & M.A. in Professional Writing from Ewha Womans University. She... Read More →

Seung K. Yang

Seung K. Yang is a manager at Kyounggi Digital Content Institute, a government body specializing in the promotion of digital content locally and globally. Seung K. was a Composer/Vocalist/Guitarist in a band that released two albums.   Abstract:"Fashioning the Wave of K-Pop beyond... Read More →

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

11:15am EDT

Cairo and Athens Spring Up

Banning Eyre, “Cairo Soundscape: Revolution and Cultural Renaissance”

Maysan Haydar, “Wild in the (Arab) Streets: Songs for the Revolutions”

Hypatia Vourloumis, “Bad Athena: Crises, Syntheses and Sounds of a European Other”

Moderator: Katherine Meizel


Banning Eyre

Banning Eyre is an author, guitarist, radio producer, journalist, and Senior Editor at afropop.org. His work with the public radio series Afropop Worldwide has taken him to over a dozen African countries to research local music, especially guitar styles. He comments on world music... Read More →

Maysan Haydar

Maysan Haydar has been on staff at culture and news magazines, and has essays in the anthologies Body Outlaws (Seal Press) and Damage Control (HarperCollins). She spent several semesters studying in Damascus, Syria. Abstract:"Wild in the (Arab) Streets: Songs for the Revolutions" Along... Read More →

Katherine Meizel

Katherine Meizel is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Bowling Green State University. She has published in Slate.com, Popular Music & Society, and other journals and collections. Her book Idolized: Music, Media, and Identity in American Idol (Indiana University Press) was... Read More →

Hypatia Vourloumis

Hypatia Vourloumis received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University. She is a lecturer at the International Centre of Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies and Drury University Centre in Greece and has recently edited an anthology on contemporary Indonesian performance... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 11:15am - 12:45pm EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

2:15pm EDT

Turn It Up! Two: Making Community


Matthew Carrillo-Vincent, “Ears to the Streets, Peripheral Beats:
The New Social Map of Backpack Rap”

Evelyn McDonnell, “The Roads to Ruin”

Rachel Devitt, “I Love a (Pride) Parade: Queer Community-Building,
Temporary Spaces and Politicized Kitsch among LGBT Marching Bands”

Moderator: Elizabeth Keenan


Matthew Carrillo-Vincent

Matthew Carrillo-Vincent is a Doctoral Candidate in English and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. He is completing his dissertation on the politics of male sentimentality in US popular cultures, from abolitionist literature to emo music.   Abstract:"Ears... Read More →

Rachel Devitt

Rachel Devitt is a writer and editor who currently writes and edits predominantly in the digital media world for outlets like Rhapsody and Google Music. She also has a PhD in ethnomusicology and is working on a book about pop music in queer performance art. She plays the flute in... Read More →

Elizabeth Keenan

Elizabeth K. Keenan completed her doctorate at Columbia University in 2008 with a dissertation on feminist politics, popular music, and the American middle class. Her work has received the Wong Tolbert and Lise Waxer Prizes from the Society for Ethnomusicology and has been published... Read More →

Evelyn McDonnell

Evelyn McDonnell is assistant professor of journalism and new media at Loyola Marymount University. She’s the author of Mamarama, Army of She and Rent by Jonathan Larson and coedited Rock She Wrote and Stars Don’t Stand Still in the Sky. She has been the editorial director of... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

4:00pm EDT

Metropolitan Borders

Josh Kun, “Maquiladora de Sueños: Music in Factory City”

Blanca Méndez, “Tijuana Makes Some Noise: Ruidoson as a Response and Resistance to Violence in Baja California’s Largest City”

Jennie Gubner, “(Bar)rio Tango: The Politics of Locality in the Neighborhood Tango Scenes of Buenos Aires”

Kathleen Costello, “Manu Chao’s Sonic Embodiment of the Border: A Musical Ethics of the In-Between”

Moderator: Vivien Goldman


Kathleen Costello

Kathleen Costello is Associate Professor of Modern Languages & Cultures at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. Her publications have focused on the relationship between twentieth-century Caribbean literature and Caribbean popular music, and her recent conference presentations... Read More →

Viven Goldman

Vivien Goldman is a writer, educator, broadcaster and post-punk musician. She has been an Adjunct Professor at the Clive Davis Institute since 2006. Her "Launderette" 45 is much re-issued and was sampled by MadLib. The most recent of her five books is The Book of Exodus: The Making... Read More →

Jennie Gubner

Jennie Gubner is a doctoral student in Ethnomusicology at UCLA. She is currently conducting fieldwork for her dissertation on the neighborhood tango music scenes of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jennie has been involved in the underground tango music community of Buenos Aires as a violinist... Read More →

Josh Kun

Josh Kun is a professor in the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at USC where he directs The Popular Music Project of The Norman Lear Center. With The Grammy Museum, he is the curator of the 2012 Pacific Standard Time exhibition Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles... Read More →

Blanca Mendez

Blanca Méndez is a Chicago-based freelance writer, editor, and podcast producer who covers music and culture for Club Fonograma and The Hairpin. Her focus is on independent Latin American music and online platforms as performance venues. She is especially interested in the music... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

4:00pm EDT

Street Sounds

Myron Gray, “French Music in Federal Philadelphia”

Elijah Wald, “The Dirty Dozens: From Mississippi Blues to Gangsta Rap”

Reebee Garofalo, “Not Your Parents’ Marching Bands: ‘HONK! Pedagogy’ and Music Education”

Elisabeth Woronzoff-Dashkoff, “A Minor Representation as a Major Identity: Interviews with Musicians with Disabilities”

Moderator: David Suisman


Robert "Reebee" Garofalo

Professor Emeritus, UMass Boston
Reebee Garofalo is professor emeritus at UMass Boston. His most recent book is Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA. He is a member of the Organizing Committee for the HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands (honkfest,org) and a snare drummer for the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure... Read More →

Myron Gray

Myron Gray is a doctoral candidate in music history at the University of Pennsylvania. The recipient of a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, he has presented internationally on topics ranging from pantomime ballet to recording practice... Read More →

David Suisman

David Suisman is associate professor of history at the University of Delaware. His is author of Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music recipient of numerous awards and honors (including honorable mention for IASPM-US’s Woody Guthrie Prize) and co-editor of Sound... Read More →

Elijah Wald

Elijah Wald is a writer and musician who has published thousands of articles and ten books on blues, Mexican drug ballads, U.S. and global pop styles, and hitchhiking. His latest work, The Dozens: A History of Rap’s Mama, is due from Oxford University Press in June 2012.   Abstract:"The... Read More →

Elisabeth Woronzoff-Dashkoff

Elisabeth Woronzoff-Dashkoff is currently a doctoral candidate in the American Culture Studies program at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She studies and researches the ways women in music, both contemporary and historically, shape the gender, disability, political, and cultural... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
Saturday, March 24

9:00am EDT

West Coast Beats

Andreana Clay, “Feelin’ Mighty Real: Race, Space, and Identity in the Castro”

Dawn-Elissa Fischer, “Bay Area Hiphop Politics and Police”

Mako Fitts, “‘Third World Wide’: Transnational Narratives of Resistance Amidst Seattle’s Growth Machine”

Shana L. Redmond, “The Last Anthem: Police Power and the Prophesy
of Rebellion in L.A.”

Moderator: Deborah Vargas


Andreana Clay

Andreana Clay is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at San Francisco State University. Her recent article, “Working Day and Night: Black Masculinity and the King of Pop,” was published in the Journal of Popular Music in March and her book, The Hip-Hop Generation... Read More →

Dawn-Elissa Fischer

Dawn-Elissa Fischer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at SFSU, where she teaches courses on black popular culture, information technology and visual ethnography. As a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, she is completing two manuscripts entitled Blackness, Race and... Read More →

Mako Fitts

Mako Fitts is a Faculty Associate in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University. She is the co-founder of Women Who Rock: Making Scenes Building Communities, an annual Seattle-based conference of activists, scholars, musicians and artists that promote dialogue... Read More →

Shana Redmond

Shana L. Redmond is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She is interested in black political cultures within the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.   Abstract:"The Last Anthem: Police Power and the Prophesy of Rebellion... Read More →

Deborah Vargas

Deborah Vargas is Associate Professor in the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Her first book Dissonant Divas in Chicana Music: The Limits of La Onda is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. Vargas has contributed oral histories... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

11:15am EDT

Sexuality and the City

Philip Gentry, “The Erotics of Chance”

Emily Tartanella, “’A Country Mile Behind the World’: A Smithsian sense of place”

Elias Krell, “Singing the Contours of the City: Transvocality and
Affect in Lucas Silveira’s Toronto”

Moderator: Franklin Bruno


Franklin Bruno

Franklin Bruno is the author of Armed Forces, in Continuum’s 33 1/3 series; he is currently writing a book on popular song-form for Wesleyan University Press. His criticism has appeared in The Nation, Oxford American, The Believer, and two editions of Da Capo’s Best Music Writing... Read More →

Philip Gentry

Philip Gentry teaches music history at the University of Delaware. His research focuses on American music at mid-century, with interests in performance historiography, the cultural practice of identity politics, and queer theory. He is currently working on a monograph that explores... Read More →

Elias Krell

Elias Krell is a doctoral candidate in Performance Studies at Northwestern University. He received a Masters in Music and sang opera professionally for three years. His dissertation project, "Singing Strange: Transvocality in American Music Performance" explores the ways in which... Read More →

Emily Tartanella

Emily Tartanella is a freelance writer and educator, specializing in the intersections between film, music, and literature, as well queer and gender studies. Her work has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Spin, and The Village Voice. She is currently working on an examination... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2012 11:15am - 12:45am EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

2:15pm EDT

Black Manhattan

David Gilbert, “The Unlikely Musical Gumbo of Black Manhattan before World War I: James Reese Europe’s Syncopated Symphony Orchestras at Carnegie Hall”

Clarence Bernard Henry, “The Sounds of ‘Black Swan,’ A New York City Icon in Early Recording History”

Cookie Woolner, “’Ethel Must Not Marry’: Black Swan Records and the Queer Classic Blues Women”

Moderator: Jody Rosen


David Gilbert

David Gilbert received a PhD in U.S. history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2011. He is an affiliated scholar at Kenyon College working on a book manuscript entitled The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Marketplace in James Reese Europe’s New York.   Abstract:"The... Read More →

Clarence Bernard Henry

Clarence Bernard Henry is currently the director of The Henry Center for Multicultural Education & Global Research, a non-profit organization that is located in New York City. He received a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Henry is also the... Read More →

Jody Rosen

Jody Rosen is the music critic for Slate, the author of White Christmas: The Story of an American Song, and the compiler of Jewface, an anthology of early 20th century Jewish novelty recordings.   Abstract:"'Darktown Strutters' Ball': Shelton Brooks' Chocolate City" When the songwriter... Read More →

Cookie Woolner

Cookie Woolner is a Ph.D. candidate in History and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. She is currently a Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar at the New York Public Library. Her dissertation is entitled, The Famous Lady Lovers: Race, Sexuality and the Entertainment Industry... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2012 2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012