SMR at MGMC 2020


To round out their spring break, SMR members Anna Nelson and Sylvie Tran traveled to the University of Iowa in Iowa City for the 24th annual meeting of the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium. In addition to presenting successful papers (abstracts below), they represented SMR in its inaugural year as a member of the consortium. This … Continue reading SMR at MGMC 2020

DEI Reading Group: Whistling Vivaldi


Earlier this week, SMR members (and friends) gathered for the February edition of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student-Faculty Reading Group. This time, Claude M. Steele’s Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do was the topic of discussion. Those in attendance discussed the role that stereotypes play in human lives, and … Continue reading DEI Reading Group: Whistling Vivaldi

Dissertation Presentations: Kristen Clough and Patricia Moss


Earlier this week, SMR members Kristen Clough and Patricia Moss offered a preview of their dissertations (see abstracts below) in the final stage before their dissertation defenses. Congratulations, Kristen and Patricia, and all the best in the last furlong! Abstracts Kristen Clough, “Opera in Crisis? Reinterpreting and Revealing the Cultural and Political Impact of French Fourth … Continue reading Dissertation Presentations: Kristen Clough and Patricia Moss

First meeting of the DEI Student-Faculty Reading Group


Recently, SMR Forum, in conjunction with the Musicology Department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative, convened the first meeting of what is to be a monthly Student-Faculty Reading group. The goal of this group is for students and faculty to come together and discuss recently published books and articles that are of interest across SMR’s constituent disciplines … Continue reading First meeting of the DEI Student-Faculty Reading Group

Elizabeth McLain on Disability Inclusion Panel


Recently Elizabeth McLain participated on a panel hosted by Disability Culture at the University of Michigan on the topic of Disability Inclusion. The event was met with great interest, with more than 450 taking part either in person or by live-stream. For those who missed it or otherwise wish to avail themselves, a video of … Continue reading Elizabeth McLain on Disability Inclusion Panel