SMR Forum: Disability


Last Friday, SMR members met for a forum on disability sponsored by SMR and the SMTD office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. SMR member Elizabeth McLain guided activities aimed at understanding challenges that people with disabilities face, presented anecdotes and information regarding terminology, and answered attendees’ questions (more details below). While SMTD has a long … Continue reading SMR Forum: Disability

Writing Workshop, Spring 2018


Over the course of May and June, Austin, Ho Chak, Lena, Vivian, and I took part in a writing workshop led by Professor Gabriella Cruz. We met twice a week and discussed pre-circulated drafts of a dissertation chapter or article. In all our meetings, we had lively and productive discussion of writing over complimentary snacks … Continue reading Writing Workshop, Spring 2018

Academic Publishing Presentation


Recently, SMR members participated in a professional development event on academic publishing with invited speaker Mary Francis, the Editorial Director of Michigan Publishing and Senior Acquiring Editor for Music, Media Studies, and digitalculturebooks. Francis led a conversation on the many aspects of this topic, from pitching a manuscript and drafting a book proposal to navigating … Continue reading Academic Publishing Presentation

MMF Abstract Workshop


Earlier this week, SMR members participated in a workshop organized by MMF (Michigan Music Forum) to share abstracts in anticipation of call-for-proposal deadlines for upcoming conferences. Participants read and provided feedback for one another’s abstracts. Hopefully 2018 will be another year of a strong U-M presence at regional, national, and international conferences! SMR members carefully … Continue reading MMF Abstract Workshop

SMR members present papers at March Michigan Music Forum


On March 10, Jessica Grimmer (historical musicology) and Anna Rose Nelson (music theory) both presented papers to an audience of SMR members for their feedback and suggestions. Jessica’s paper dealt with sexual politics in France around the French Revolution, and Anna’s paper, which she recently gave at the Indiana University Symposium of Research in Music … Continue reading SMR members present papers at March Michigan Music Forum