Ethnomusicology Review Bloggers
Joshua Brown - UC Riverside
Graduate student at UC Riverside
Susan Campos Fonseca
Amanda Cannata is a fourth-year doctoral student in musicology at Stanford University. She is currently doing research in Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her dissertation is titled "Music and Structures of Identity at International Expositions in the Americas, 1875-1915."
Julius Reder Carlson
Julius is a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology (2011) and a doctoral student in musicology at UCLA, where he researches and writes about topics including Argentine folk music and Felix Mendelssohn.
Logan is a second year MA/PhD student at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her academic interests include religious ritual music among Guatemala's indigenous populations, cultural rights and government arts preservation, and the glocalization of hip hop. She sings in the UCLA jazz vocal ensemble and the Mariachi ensemble. She is also a Beethoven fan, and if you ask nicely, she will show you the "Ode to Joy" tattoo on her right foot.
Meghan Hynson holds an MA in ethnomusicology from UCLA and is currently studying at ISI Denpasar (the Balinese Arts University) under a fellowship from the Indonesian Ministry of Education. Meghan's research interests include: Balinese gender wayang, Balinese gamelan, West Javanese angklung, Indian devotional music, Chinese guzheng, and world music education. In 2011, Meghan received the Society for Ethnomusicology Elizabeth May Slater Prize for the paper she presented at the annual conference on world music education.
An ethnomusicologist, banjoist, documentarian, and occasional luthier, Scott Linford is pursuing doctoral studies at UCLA after completing his M.A. in 2012. Scott directs the UCLA Bluegrass and Old Time Ensemble, conducts fieldwork in Central America and West Africa, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Ethnomusicology Review.
Alex Markovic received his M.A. in Anthropology in 2007, and is currently finishing his dissertation on identity politics and musical performance among Romani brass musicians in Vranje, Serbia, at the Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois-Chicago. With the support of an International Research Exchanges Board (IREX) IARO grant, among others, he spent a total of 19 months conducting fieldwork in Vranje on music, weddings, and ethnic identity. His research interests include music, dance, and ritual in the Balkans, ethnicity and nationalism, music, media, and globalization, and the anthropology of performance and ritual.
This blog is for general news, notices, and thoughts from EMR editors.
Alex W. Rodriguez
Alex W. Rodriguez is a jazz trombonist and writer interested in the history of Chile and Argentina's "Hot Clubs" and the jazz scenes that have grown up around them. Raised in Portland, Oregon, Alex began playing trombone at age 12; since then, he has performed with jazz and popular music groups across the United States and South America.
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Eric J. Schmidt
Nolan Warden is a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at UCLA. His dissertation focuses on traditional and popular music of the indigenous Wixaritari (Huichol people) of western Mexico. His other research focuses on ritual drumming of the African diaspora, a topic that led to an MA at Tufts University with a thesis on Afro-Cuban drumming ceremonies for the dead ("cajón pa' muerto"). Nolan also performs as a percussionist in many genres and has toured internationally as a member of La Pasión Según San Marcos by Osvaldo Golijov.
Dave Wilson is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research explores local folk, jazz, and popular music practices in the Republic of Macedonia. Active as a freelance saxophonist and composer in Los Angeles, he has performed and composed for television and film and toured around the world with pop and world music artists.