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FedorPh.D. Candidate

Erica Fedor (Ph.D. candidate), a member of UNC’s Royster Society of Fellows, holds a B.A. in Music with Honors and English with Honors from Wake Forest University and an M.M. in Ethnomusicology from Florida State University. Her dissertation explores U.S. cultural diplomacy programs that focus on the performing arts, particularly the tensions within these programs’ efforts to build global community within structures dedicated to advancing U.S. interests abroad. Prior to joining the musicology department at UNC, Erica spent a year teaching English at a high school in Dobruška, Czech Republic through a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.

Office: 219 Hill Hall

MA Thesis: “Transnational Smyth: Suffrage, Cosmopolitanism, Networks”

Conference Papers

“Dropping Science: Friction and Collaboration in U.S. Hip Hop Diplomacy,” National Meeting of the American Musicological Society, November 2020; National Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, October 2020

“Creativity, Co-Presence, and Ritual in OneBeat’s U.S. Residency,” UNC-KCL 9th Joint Graduate Student Music Conference, July 2020

“Dropping Science: Next Level’s Cypher at the Albert Einstein Memorial,” South Central Graduate Music Consortium (SCGMC), Duke University, September 2019

“Shoulder to Shoulder: Ethel Smyth’s Transnational Feminist Networks,” Centennial Reflections on Women’s Suffrage and the Arts, Surrey, UK, 2018

“Schizophonic Transmogrification, Soniccouture’s Balinese Gamelan, and the Soundscape of Breaking Bad,” Society for Ethnomusicology Southeast and Caribbean Chapter (SEMSEC), 2017

“Sounding Out Against HB2: Music and Protest in Local North Carolina Perspectives”
Paper presented at the Carolina Bluegrass Summit, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2016

Richard Bland Fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill, Summer 2019
Humanities Professional Pathways Award, UNC-Chapel Hill, Summer 2018
Center for the Study of the American South (CSAS) Summer Fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill, Summer 2017
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, Summer 2016
James W. Pruett Summer Research Fellowship in Music, Library of Congress, Summer 2016
Kenan Graduate Student Activities Fund, UNC-Chapel Hill
Royster Society of Fellows, UNC-Chapel Hill
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Czech Republic

Instructor of Record
MUSC 121: Fundamentals of Music

Recitation Leader
MUSC 146: Introduction to World Musics

MUSC 188: Introduction to Women and Music
MUSC 144: Introduction to Country Music
MUSC 254: Studies in Music History I: Antiquity to 1750