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Graduate Student (5th Year)Emily Ann Hynes

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. Her previous research has centered around carceral studies and intersection of identity, race, and gender. She has applied this to her research on music in the gulag and her work on folk music in prisons of the mid-20th century American South. 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. She has enjoyed mapping music in the Gulag, folk songs of the American south, and over 3,000 performances of the Ballets Russes. Examples of her work can be found at

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