I received notice in April 2021 that I have been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at Berkeley! I’m so relieved to put that hurdle behind me, and so grateful to the friends, colleagues, mentors, and interlocutors who supported me on that long road.
One of the affordances of the Zoom year is that the various talks that I gave, which would normally be to very small audiences, are archived on YouTube. All three of these are tied to publication projects that are at various stages ranging from “in press” to “in early draft.” So if you’re interested, here they are, from most recent to oldest:
- “Sharovarshchyna: Sonic Contestations of Ukrainian Wildness,” a lecture I gave at the invitation of the TCUP Program at Harvard’s Ukrainian Research Institute, organized by Dr. Emily Channell-Justice
- “A Rapper for the Village: Class, Gender, and Body Politics in Contemporary Ukrainian-Language Rap,” a talk given in collaboration with Galina Yarmanova (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy) for the Hunter College Music Department’s special event on Ukrainian Hip Hop in the World, organized by Dr. Leah Batstone and featuring a talk by Prof. Adriana Helbig (University of Pittsburgh)
- “Musical Evolution and The Other: State-Sponsored Musical Evolutionism in the USSR and the Conundrum of Post-Soviet Crimean Tatar Indigenous Music,” a lecture given for the Area Studies Showcase Lecture Series on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia, sponsored through the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at UC Berkeley
And with that, on to thinking about which novel I will read before turning my mind to the neglected writing projects of the last year…