IMG_4162I am a doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology at the Department of Music at Brown University, and I hold master’s degrees in American studies and ethnomusicology. My research and teaching interests include U.S. cultural history in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, popular music reception, sound studies, and disability. I’ve taught courses at Brown University, Tufts University and the University of Alabama on themes related to technology, identity, and the cultural significance of music. I will defend my dissertation in April 2018. byrd@brown.edu