Anthony Kwame Harrison

Colloquium: Music that Brings Us Together and Music that Keeps us Apart 
April 14, 2023 - 3:30pm
Wilson Hall, room 142

On Friday, April 14th Anthony Kwame Harrison will present a colloquium titled Music that Brings Us Together and Music that Keeps us Apart in Wilson Hall Room 142 at the University of Virginia.  This event is free and open to the public.

Professor Harrison writes: "Building on my earlier work surrounding hip hop, college radio, and racial inclusion in higher education, I will discuss two concepts I have been developing—sonic belonging and sonic estrangement—that I believe underscore the unacknowledged importance of music to current DEI efforts."

Anthony Kwame Harrison is the Edward S. Diggs Professor in Humanities and Professor of Sociology, with a joint appointment in Africana Studies, at Virginia Tech. His areas of research include popular music studies, Black creative practices, qualitative research methodologies, and the racialized construction of social space. He is author of two books—Hip Hop Underground (Temple University Press, 2009) and Ethnography (Oxford University Press, 2018)—and co-edited Race in the Marketplace: Crossing Critical Boundaries (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). Kwame is Past President of the General Anthropology Division of the American Anthropological Association. He is currently Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Race In the Marketplace (RIM) Research Network.  Kwame’s multi-model scholarship—including writings, illustrations, a musical essay, and a co-produced film—is featured in a 2019 special issue of the French, arts-based journal Dysfunction.


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