On a Trans Relationship with Music

This year’s theme asks us to engage with “knowledges too often dismissed,” and in doing so, we call for scholarship on trans musicking and trans historical approaches to musical culture, echoing Dana Baitz’s conception of a trans musicology that...

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Penrose M. Allphin
Aly W Corey
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“Making a Way out of No Way” as a Praxis of Black Women’s World-Making in the Americas

They called her the “doctor of the projects.” Martha, of Hartford, Connecticut, was a mother of six and a domestic for a white-owned hotel downtown. She did not have two letters behind her name nor did she get her learning from a college classroom. Yet, for...

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Channon S. Miller (Univ. of San Diego, Asst. Prof.)
Jallicia Jolly (Amherst College, Postdoctoral Fellow & Incoming Asst. Prof)
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Protest Your Local Sheriff

Many issues have been highlighted by recent protests against police violence, from qualified immunity from prosecution of law enforcement to increased support for radical change up to and including police abolition. This panel seeks to provide sustained attention to the subject of...

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Michael Hames-García, University of Texas at Austin
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Musings and Methods from the Multisensory South

Fires and freezes. Breath and sweat. Sweets and salt. Screams and silence. Fresh crops and pungent fertilizers. These are only a few of the sensations that animate the American South. The 2022 conference theme “invites strategies that draw our attention to and command a multisensory,...

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Rachel Kirby
Meghan Townes
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Feeling the Heat of Afro-Atlantic Cosmologies

The U.S. academy inherits a scientific secularism that was structured by a centuries-long portrayal of African and indigenous religions as “fetishes”—cosmologies, as we might call them rather than religions, deemed by Euro-Enlightenment gatekeepers of Reason to be...

Current contributors: 
Chad Frisbie
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