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Emily HynesGraduate Student (5th Year)

Emily Hynes is a member of the Royster Society of Fellows at UNC. Originally from Winnebago, Minnesota, Emily holds a Bachelor of Music degree cum laude from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and a Master of Arts in Musicology from UNC at Chapel Hill. Her master’s thesis, “Deep Mapping Prison Music in the American South, 1933—1940,” analyzed the intersections of digital humanities, musicology, and carceral studies; Emily is also highly involved in Digital Humanities (DH) projects that utilize interactive mapping and storytelling to display data, make arguments, and communicate musicological findings to a broader audience. Currently, Emily is working on her dissertation, “Commodifying Criminality: Prison Music as Authenticating Strategy.”

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