Dr. Julia Hamilton has accepted the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology at the Ithaca College School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. To learn more, read Ithaca College's announcement.
Dr. Hamilton completed her PhD in Historical Musicology in 2021. Her dissertation, entitled “Political Songs in Polite Society: Singing about Africans in the Time of the British Abolition Movement, 1787 to 1807,” explored a set of scores whose textual and musical content critiqued Britain’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. These scores were included in the music collections of British women from the era, and thus represent a variety of musical activities through which women promoted abolitionism from their homes. Dr. Hamilton has been teaching Music Humanities in the Department as a Core Lecturer.