Grant Woods (Historical Musicology) has been hired as a part-time Program Assistant at the American Musicological Society (AMS). He will join the AMS office to help organize the various programs and meetings AMS hosts. According to the press release, these meetings and programs are "aimed at expanding our understanding of music and sound through research, teaching, learning, and advocacy."
Grant Woods is a Ph.D. student in historical musicology at Columbia University, where his research focuses on the role of the British Empire in constructions of British musical identities at the turn of the twentieth century. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, he earned a Bachelor’s of Musical Arts from DePauw University, where he graduated summa cum laude with minors in history and European studies. His other research interests include the first British folk revival, Orientalism/exoticism, film music, propaganda, and music and cultural memory. In his spare time, Grant is a saxophonist, amateur folk guitarist, and avid runner.