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Ph.D. Candidate


Grace Kweon (Ph.D. candidate) studies music’s relationship to political organizing and racial consciousness in the context of broad social movements. Her dissertation project explores the grassroots activism of musicians within the Asian American movement from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. She has a secondary interest in the immigrant networks formed through New York City’s popular music spheres, with a focus on Russian emigres and the Korean diaspora. She holds a BA in Music and Biology from Duke University and a MMus in Music from Northwestern University.

Conference Papers

“Masquerading Singers: K-Pop Faces and Voices in South Korean Sageuk Dramas,” UNC-KCL 6th Joint Graduate Music Conference, King’s College London, September 2017 

Teaching Assistant: 

  • Introduction to Jazz (MUSC 145)
  • Music Theory I (MUSC 131)
  • Music Theory II (MUSC 132)