“Conspicuous Listening” at SEM

I heard some amazing papers and had some great conversations at the Society for Ethnomusicology in Denver. The "Decolonizing Disability" panel brought forth some particularly great discussions. I enjoyed being part of the Sound Studies and Disability Special Interest Groups and the Popular Music Section, where I was delighted to accept honorable mention for the …

Tufts University Lecturer Position

I'm delighted to accept a position as Lecturer at Tufts University, where I will teach "Music, Technology, and Digital Culture" in the Department of Music. The opportunity to teach the course nicely dovetails with my continuing dissertation research on similar topics. Here's a tentative course description: We will explore questions related to music and technology by analyzing …

Syllabus for East Asian Popular Music

This coming Fall, I am excited to teach a course at Brown University that I designed from scratch: "East Asian Popular Music." Here's a snippet from the course description: This course provides a critical overview of the production, reception, and circulation of East Asian popular music. The course applies broad themes—nationalism, race, gender, diaspora, technology, and globalization—to …

Bad Singing, Karaoke, SEM

My abstract, "Bad Singing and Karaoke Virtuosity: Failure and Success at the Providence Boombox," has been accepted for the upcoming Society for Ethnomusicology conference in Washington D.C. Here's the abstract I submitted: The rise of karaoke communities around the world demonstrates how the performance of popular music in local scenes involves particularized aesthetic ideas of …