Position: Instructor (ethnomusicology)
Address: 2142 Moore Musical Arts Center
Kara Attrep holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in ethnomusicology, and a Master's degree in Music with an emphasis in ethnomusicology from Tufts University. Her research interests include music and advertising, American popular music, and identity and music (especially focusing on race and gender). She is working on a book manuscript entitled Teaching the World to Buy: Music and Race in Advertising. She is also working on a research project focusing on Yoko Ono as the model for a "gendered global voice." She has presented papers at major national and international conferences including the Society of Ethnomusicology, International Association for the Study of Popular Music, International Council for Traditional Music, American Studies Association, Experience Music Project Pop Conference, and Feminist Theory and Music. Her article on "Gender and the Music Industry" was published in Music in American Life (ABC-CLIO 2013). She has published several review articles including reviews in the journal of Ethnomusicology and in Critical Studies in Improvisation. She teaches courses on world and popular musics and area studies courses on the Music of India and the Middle East.