Paula Clare Harper (GSAS '19, Historical Musicology), formerly a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the new Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Glenn Korff School of Music at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She will teach courses in music history, ethnomusicology, and popular music, as well as special topics courses.
Dr. Harper's dissertation, entitled “Unmute This: Sound, Circulation, and Sociality in the Rise of Viral Media,” focused on her primary research regarding the relationships between music, sound, and the internet. Her current book project, Viral Musicking and the Rise of Noisy Platforms, documents the early 21st-century rise of ubiquitous social media platforms through an understanding of them as mechanisms for facilitating virality. Says Dr. Sergio Ruiz, Director of the Glenn Korff School of Music, “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Harper to the Glenn Korff School of Music. Her areas of expertise will open up exciting and diverse areas of research for our school, and she will be a wonderful addition to our world-class faculty.”
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