SMR Members Present at IASPM 2023

July 17, 2023

Seven members of SMR recently presented at the IASPM (International Association for the Study of Popular Music) International Conference 2023, held at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis from June 26 to June 30. IASPM’s theme this year was “Popular Music in Crisis,” through which panels were organized by streams of crisis (e.g. pandemics stream, political crisis stream, crises of identity stream, etc.). Four members sat on a panel titled Media, Gender, and (A)political Identities in COVID-19 Era AAPI and Asian Musical Performance, while the remaining three presented individually. See paper titles and pictures below.

Papers given by SMR members

Kelly Hoppenjans, “‘You Want It, Say So’: Doja Cat, Self-Memefication, and Fan Community in the COVID-10 Pandemic”

Clay Conley, “The Material Girls of Pop: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in a Viral 21st Century”

Joshua A. Kerobo, “‘Why don’t you want to walk to peace?’: The #EndSARS Movement, Police Brutality, and Political Activism by Afropop Artists in Nigeria”

Panel: Media, Gender, and (A)political Identities in COVID-19 Era AAPI and Asian Musical Performance

Conner Singh VanderBeek, “Apoliticism and Hyperreality Among Diasporic South Asian Musicians on Social Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Mayna Tyrrell, “Raging Asian Womxn: Politics, Gender, and Taiko in the Stop Asian hate Movement”

Sunhong Kim, “Creative Liberalism, Musical Hybridity, and Selling Seoul in Inalchee’s ‘The Tiger is Coming’”

Yiqing Mitty Ma, “Josei Rock and Border-Crossing: Multivocality and Gender Transgression in Recent Live Performances of Japanese Rock Music”

Photos (click to enlarge and view captions)