Sidra Lawrence

Sidra Lawrence 102746

  • Position: Associate Professor (ethnomusicology)
  • Phone: 419-372-9481
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  • Address: 1003 Moore Musical Arts Center

Sidra Lawrence is an associate professor of ethnomusicology at Bowling Green State University. She received a PhD in Ethnomusicology and a doctoral portfolio in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Her work utilizes an intersectional approach to address the ways that race, gender, and sexuality shape meaning in the music and soundworlds of Africa and the African diasporas. Her book manuscript, Everyday Solidarities: African Feminism and Sonic Intimacy, (forthcoming) based on ethnographic research in Ghana and Burkina Faso, explores sonic performativity as a mode of articulating an indigenous feminist politics. Her most recent work explores the relationships between trauma, audibility, and justice. She has publications in Feminist Studies, Ethnomusicology, African Music, Africa TodayThe Senses and Society, and The Latin American Music Review. She also has a chapter included in the recent volume, Ethnopornography: Sexuality, Colonialism, and Archival Knowledge (Duke University Press 2020). Her work has been supported by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the West African Research Association. She has received awards for her presentations from the Society for Ethnomusicology’s African Music Section, and the Section on the Status of Women, and a publication award from the Gender and Sexualities Taskforce.

Updated: 06/21/2024 03:14PM