Graduate Student (1st Year)
Erica Fedor is a first-year graduate student and member of UNC’s Royster Society of Fellows. She holds a BA in English with Honors and Music with Honors from Wake Forest University (2013) and an MM in Ethnomusicology from Florida State University (2015). During the 2015-2016 school year, she taught English at Gymnázium Dobruška in Dobruška, Czech Republic as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. The connections between music and place underscore Erica’s research, and she studies music and dance from the U.S. South both in local music scenes and transnationally, with a focus on bluegrass in the Czech Republic. She is also interested in ecomusicology, particularly musical responses to environmental degradation and climate change, as well as gender studies, feminism(s) and pop culture, and music and protest.