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Kate Galloway

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

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Kate Galloway

Kate Galloway specializes in music of the 20th and 21st centuries, particularly popular music and experimental music practice and theory that engages environmental and energy issues. Galloway blends musicological and ethnomusicological modes of inquiry to explore the intersections among the humanities and sciences in music of the recent past, drawing on archival documentation, anthropology of the senses, ecomusicology, environmental humanities and energy studies, science and technology studies, and interdisciplinary sound studies. Galloway’s research and teaching interests include electroacoustic music histories, conceptions of nature and music from 1800-present, music and urban space, musical borrowing and memory, music and visual culture, critical popular music studies, spatiality, site-specific performance, indigenous modernities, intercultural musical exchange, gender studies, the music and soundscapes of social protest, media studies, sound studies, and digital humanities.

Galloway has published articles and reviews in Sound Studies, MUSICultures, Intersections, Social Alternatives, Yearbook of Traditional Music, Ethnomusicology, and Twentieth-Century Music, among others. Her research has been supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), the Society for American Music (Cambridge University Press Award 2016, 2013, Judith Tick Fellowship 2015, Adrienne Fried Block Fellowship 2014), and the American Musicological Society. In 2012 Galloway was the recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Prize awarded to the most outstanding SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient throughout the social sciences and humanities. The first time the award was granted in music studies. She currently serves on the councils of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Ethnomusicology (2016-2019).

Galloway received her PhD from the University of Toronto. Before coming to Wesleyan University, she held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship and SSHRC Insight Development Grant at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media, and Place (MMaP) and taught in the School of Music and the Department of English’s Communications Studies program. Galloway was also on faculty at Western University, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Guelph. In 2016 Galloway completed a Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities through the University of Victoria Department of English and Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), specializing in digital humanist approaches to sound studies, digital musicology, music and social media, musicological print culture, digital practices in community/public collaborations, and music technology pedagogy and development.

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