Ethnomusicologist Erica Haskell joins UNH from Bosnia where she has been doing research on the politics of music in post-war Sarajevo. This semester she will be teaching Introduction to Music as well as Introduction to World Music. In the Spring she is offering an honors seminar on the Politics of Music. Topics addressed in the seminar will include music and revolution, music and nationalism, music and conflict, campaign music, music as a weapon, resistance to the censorship of music and the globalization of music. Students will listen to music and investigate case studies from South Africa, The United States, Bosnia, Tanzania and Afghanistan among others. Haskell’s research areas include the music of South Eastern Europe, the politics of music, applied ethnomusicology, post-war cultural redevelopment, refugee music as well as cultural policy in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Ph.D., Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 2011
M.A. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 2003
B.A., Mills College, Oakland, California, 1998
University of Graz, Institute for Ethnomusicology, Graz, Austria
Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Brown University, Providence, RI
Chapter: “The role of applied ethnomusicology in post-conflict and post-catastrophe communities,” Applied Ethnomusicology Handbook. Forthcoming Spring 2013. Edited by Jeff Todd Titon and Svanibor Pettan. Oxford University Press.
Article: “Managing Musical Diversity within Frameworks of Western Development Aid: Views from Ukraine, Georgia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina,” co-authored with Adriana Helbig and Nino Tsitsishvili in Yearbook for Traditional Music 40 (2008).
Editor: Shared Musics and Minority Identities – International Council for Traditional Music - Music and Minorities 2004 Volume, published by the Institute for Ethnology and Folklore Research, with Naila Ceribasic (August 2006). Reviewed by Carol Silverman in Ethnomusicology, Vol. 52.
Article: “Aiding Harmony? International Humanitarian Aid and the Role of Applied Ethnomusicologists” in Shared Musics and Minority Identities – International Council for Traditional Music - Music and Minorities 2004 Volume, published by the Institute for Ethnology and Folklore Research, with Naila Ceribasic.
Article: “International Humanitarian Aid and the Role of Applied Ethnomusicologists” - Shared Musics and Minority Identities, published by the Institute for Ethnology and Folklore Research, (August 2006).
Album Review: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings “Bells and Winter Festivals of Greek Macedonia, Featuring the Romani Instrumentalists of Jumaya.” The World of Music (46(3) - 2004).
Album Review: CCn’C Recordings “Irén Lovász and Teagrass, Wide is the Danube.”The World of Music (46(3) - 2004).
Dr. Frances Price Harnish ’25 Fellowship - Brown University
Advanced Research Fellowship - American Councils Central Europe Research Scholar Program
American Council of Learned Societies Award for East European Language Training
Public Folklore Travel Award
Summer Graduate Research Funding - Brown University
Brown University Graduate Fellowships - Brown University
Maurthea Friedburger Cup of Mills College