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Saturday, April 22 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Politics of Memory

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Pete L’Official, "Freedomland”
Carlo Rotella, “The Politics of Dusties: Music and History on the South Side of Chicago”
Jocelyn Brown, "What Self-Care Sounds Like Now: Signifying and Relating through Vocalization and Production Cues"
Megan Drury, “Sonic Reanimation and Checkpoint Audiopolitics in The Iqrit Files”


Oliver Wang

Twitter | | Oliver Wang is an associate professor of sociology at CSU-Long Beach and has been the co-editor of the Journal of Popular Music Studies since 2013. He is the author of Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crew of the S.F. Bay Area and creator of Soul-Sides.co... Read More →

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Jocelyn Brown

Jocelyn Michelle Brown is a music supervisor, producer, DJ, musician, writer, and conduit. A native of Pensacola, Florida, she has championed music professionally since 1998, starting as a college radio disc jockey at Florida State University. She has worked for independent record labels, music production houses, and advertising agencies, playing records as DJ Clerical Error in her free time. She has recently contributed written and compiled works for Impose and Rookie, and serves as a consultant for International Anthem Recordings. She currently works as the Senior Music Producer for Leo Burnett USA and lives in Chicago... Read More →
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Meghan Drury

Twitter | | Meghan Drury recently completed her PhD American Studies at George Washington University. She previously received a master’s degree in ethnomusicology at UC Riverside, and is currently working on a book manuscript based on her dissertation, “Sonic Affinities: The Middle East in the American Popular Music Imaginary... Read More →

Pete L’Official

Twitter | | Pete L’Official in an assistant professor of literature and teaches in the Literature Program in the Division of Languages and Literature at Bard College. He writes about art, sports, music, and culture when he can. | | “Freedomland” | Opened in 1960 and closed by February 1965, Freedomland, U.S.A. was a 205-acre theme park located in the Northeast corner of the Bronx, New York. Eight miles of navigable waterways flowed within its borders and it could accommodate 32,000 visitors at a time, 90,000 in the course of a day... Read More →
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Carlo Rotella

Carlo Rotella is director of the American Studies program at Boston College. His books include Playing in Time, Cut Time, Good With Their Hands, and October Cities. He writes for the New York Times Magazine and his work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, American Quarterly, The Believer, and The Best American Essays. He is at work on a book about South Shore... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learning Labs MoPOP, 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109