I teach courses in African American literature, American Popular Music, Law and Literature, Creative Nonfiction, Ethics, and Introduction to Literature. My research focuses mostly on post-Civil Rights era African American literature, popular music and the intersection between law and African American culture.
…International Association for the Study of Popular Music, IASPM Benelux
Songwriting Studies Research Network
Nederlands Genootschap voor Joodse Studiën
Genootschap voor de Joodse Wetenschap in Nederland…
Niels Falch received his Ph.D. in popular music in 2020 from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands with the thesis: From Oy to Joy: Jewish Musical Style in American Popular Songs, 1892-1945. He is also a guest blogger at the Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) part of the Florida Atlantic University Libraries (FAU). Niels Falch is interested in popular music, Jewish music, jazz, songwriting, American music, Yiddish theater, and forensic musicology.
…American Musicological Society (LGBTQ Study Group, Popular Music Study Group)
Society for American Music
International Association for the Study of Popular Music, U.S. Branch
Society for Ethnomusicology…
American popular music scholar with a focus on intersections of race, gender, and sexuality in hip-hop
Popular Music Studies, Performance Studies, Cuplé, Gender and Sexuality, Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film, Cultural Theory
African American literature and culture, U.S. popular music, feminism/feminist theory, media studies (especially sound and television)
PhD, Musicology, September 2014-Present
University of Western Ontario
Master’s of Arts, Popular Music and Culture
Bachelor of Music (Honors) Major in Music History,
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Popular Music Studies, Minor in English
Doctoral Student at McGill University Lecturer “Popular Music After 1945” Lecturer “Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture”
…“Jep Sting Radica with Rum and Roti: Trinidadian Social Dynamics in Chutney Music,” Popular Music and Society 37.2 (2014): 152-168. Print….
Caribbean popular music culture, Indo-Caribbean popular culture, Caribbean Carnival culture, Caribbean cultural studies, Indo-Caribbean diaspora, cultural identity, remix culture, remix theory, hybridity
Performance studies, Caribbean studies, Latino/a studies, popular music and dance, digital humanities, community engagement, service-learning, carnival, opera
John Covach is Director of the University of Rochester Institute for Popular Music, Professor of Music in the School of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Theory at the Eastman School of Music. He has published dozens of articles on topics dealing with popular music, twelve-tone music, and the philosophy and aesthetics of music. He is the principal author of What’s That Sound? An Introduction to Rock Music (W.W. Norton) and has co-edited Understanding Rock (Oxford University Press), American Rock and the Classical Tradition (Routledge) and Traditions, Institutions, and American Popular Music (Routledge), Sounding Out Pop (University of Michigan Press), and the Cambridge Companion to the Rolling Stones (Cambridge).
Greetings! My name is Anna, and I am currently a 1st year Ph.D. student in music theory at IU. My research interests mostly all fall in 2oth – 21st century music: jazz (harmony), popular music, electronic music, form in twentieth century music, and pedagogy.