Category Archives: Ethnomusicology

Preview: “Deconstructing the Hang” @ EMP Pop Conference

I’m taking a quick break from my finals week bonanza (this quarter system really takes some getting used to) with a link for those of you who might be curious to take a look at what I’ll be presenting next … Continue reading

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It’s Jazz Academic Conference Season!

So far, one of my favorite parts of the academic lifestyle is the occasional ritual known as the Academic Conference. After having a great time presenting at graduate student conferences nearly two years ago (one of which I recounted at … Continue reading

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Jazz, Max Weber, and the Breakdown of the Protestant Ethic

One of the inevitable rites of passage for graduate school in the humanities comes in that fateful seminar grappling with the intellectual legacy of what is vaguely termed Social Theory. That is exactly what I’m up to this quarter at … Continue reading

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Hunkering Down for a Rough Winter

Well, it’s been three months since I’ve found the time to get back to the blog. But now that I just wrapped up my first quarter of coursework at UCLA, it seems like a good time to poke my head … Continue reading

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