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John Williamson, “The Vanguard of the Revolution? British Musicians, Communism and State Espionage During the Second World War”
Danielle Stein, “The Office of Strategic Services Musac Project: ‘Lili Marleen,’ Marlene Dietrich, and the Weaponized Popular Music of WWII”
David Suisman, “The Militarization of the Ear: Music and War-Making from Ancient Greece to LollaFallujah”


Jaime Cardenas

Jaime Cardenas Jr. is Instructor of History with Tenure at Seattle Central College. His teaching and research have received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, and other entities. He is a contributor to the keyword collection, Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, published by the... Read More →


Danielle Stein

Danielle Stein is a PhD student in the musicology department at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her current research examines World War II propaganda music and the origins of weaponized music. Danielle is the honored recipient of the American Musicological Society’s Ingolf Dahl Memorial award in musicology. Also an avid community arts producer, Danielle is the assistant artistic director of the Celestial Opera Company and co-founder of the California Music Collective... Read More →
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David Suisman

Twitter | | David Suisman is associate professor of history at the University of Delaware. He is the author of Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music, winner of numerous awards, and co-editor of Sound in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. His articles have appeared in the Journal of American History, Social Text, Radical History Review, The Believer, and other publications. He is also associate editor of the Journal of Popular Music Studies and a sometime disc jockey at freeform radio station WFMU... Read More →
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John Williamson

Twitter | | John Williamson is an LKAS fellow in Popular Music Studies at the University of Glasgow. He recently co-authored Players’ Work Time: A History of the Musicians’ Union. Prior to this, he worked as a music journalist (for The Herald newspaper in Scotland) and as a manager of various Glasgow based bands, notably bis and Belle and Sebastian... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hyatt House 201 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109