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Francesca Inglese

Assistant Professor

Francesca Inglese (she/her) is an ethnographer and musician who specializes in the intersections of music, race & place, cultural politics, and the global circulation of Black popular music and dance. Her current ethnographic monograph addresses the role popular musicking plays in negotiating “coloured” racial subjectivity and urban spatial politics in South Africa, and a secondary research area explores the violin/fiddle in African American culture.
  • 2016 Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award
  • 2021 Faculty Innovations in Diversity and Academic Excellence Grant
  • 2020 CAMD Social Justice and Anti-Racism Grant
  • 2016-18 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, Dartmouth College
  • 2014 American Dissertation Fellowship, American Association of University Women
  • 2013 Society for Ethnomusicology 21st Century Fellowship
  • 2013 Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund Grant

Professional Associations:

  • Society for Ethnomusicology
  • International Association for the Study of Popular Music
  • African Studies Association
  • The Congress on Research in Dance
  • Society for American Music