Graduate Student (2nd Year)

Erica Fedor is a second-year graduate student and member of UNC’s Royster Society of Fellows. She holds a B.A. in English with Honors and Music with Honors from Wake Forest University (2013) and an M.M. 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.

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

“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

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

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

Office: 221 Hill Hall