University of Southern California
Assistant Professor of Musicology (World Music). Thornton School of Music, Fall 2019-.
Part-time Lecturer in Musicology. Thornton School of Music, 2016-present
Music Library Supervisor. Doheny Library, 2018-present
Program Administrator. USC Shoah Foundation, Preserving the Legacy Collections, 2015-2017
Adjunct. Courses in ethnomusicology, popular culture, critical writing, Spring 2012-14
University of Pennsylvania
Mellon Regional Faculty Fellow. Penn Humanities Forum, 2012-2013
Adjunct. Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, ethnomusicology, (PhD level), Fall 2011
National University of Ireland, Galway
Irish American Cultural Institute Visiting Research Fellow in Irish Studies. 2010-11
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Adjunct. Music Department (Sabbatical Replacement for Tomie Hahn), Spring 2010
City University Of New York (CUNY)
Associate Director. CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies, 2008-9
Director. CUNY Center for Traditional Irish-American Music, 2006-10
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Adjunct. Ethnomusicology, NYU Summer Abroad, 2004
“My Son the Folksinger.” University Synagogue Sisterhood Lecture Series, Los Angeles, 2018.
“Irish-American Music and Identity.” USC Musicology Seminar Series, Los Angeles, 2015.
“Rebel Songs: Laws, Politics & Popular Culture.” Brehon Law Society, Philadelphia, 2013.
“Traditional Irish Music in Our Media Age: Networks, Technology, and Negotiating from the Periphery.” Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
“Sound and Space.” Roundtable, Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
Pre-concert talk, Masters of Tradition, Annenberg Center, University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
“How the West of Ireland Saved Traditional Music.” Philadelphia Ceili Group, 2012.
“Irish Studies, Ethnomusicology and Cultural Representation in Live at Mona's.” Villanova University Irish Studies Speakers Series, 2011.
“Performativity, Narrative and Audio Technology in Museum Sound Design.” Theorizing Sound Writing Mellon Humanities Initiative, NYU, 2011.
“Media and Identity in Irish America: Broadcasting Culture, Making Traditions.” Irish Studies Seminar Series, Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway, Ireland, 2011.
“The New York Police Department Emerald Society Bagpipe Band and the Creation of the Line-Of-Duty Funeral.” American Irish Teachers’ Association, New York, 2008.
“The New York Police Department Emerald Society Bagpipe Band and the Creation of the Line-Of-Duty Funeral.” CUNY Lehman College Irish Studies lecture series, 2008.
“Recording New York’s Traditional Irish Music Scene.” GRIAN Conference. NYU, 2004.
SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS
“’We Talked African’: Musical and Cultural Negotiations at the Dawn of Afro-Cuban Jazz.” Society for Ethnomusicology, Southern California and Hawaii Chapter, UCSB, 2019.
“At the Intersections of Ecomusicology and Sound Design: Musique Concrète, Digital Soundscapes, and Re-creating the ‘Natural.’” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, 2018. Panelist and Panel Chair. Funded by USC Library Staff PDC.
“Ecomusicology Meets Sound Studies: Recreating the Natural Through Technology.” Society for Ethnomusicology, Southern California and Hawaii Chapter, Pomona College, 2018.
“Lost my Dog, Lost My Truck, Lost My Cailín: Irish Language 'Country and Western' sean nós Song.” MACSEM Annual Meeting, University of Pennsylvania, 2014; American Conference of Irish Studies Regional Meeting, Sacred Heart University, Connecticut, 2012.
“Traditional Music as a New Media Bridge Between Homeland and Diaspora.” American Conference of Irish Studies Annual Meeting, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2011.
“Irish Traditional Music in a Media Age.” American Conference for Irish Studies Annual Meeting, Penn State, State College, Pennsylvania, 2010.
“Outsourcing Tradition: Making Uilleann Bagpipes in Sialkot, Pakistan.” American Conference for Irish Studies Annual Meeting, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2009.
“Traditional Irish Music in the 21st Century: Networks, Technology, Tradition.” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Wesleyan University, Connecticut, 2008.
“Performing Irishness, Negotiating Tradition: Traditional Irish Music in the 21st Century.” American Conference for Irish Studies Mid-Atlantic Region meeting, NY, 2008.
“Enabling Literary Difference.” Panel Chair, American Conference for Irish Studies Mid-Atlantic Region annual meeting: LaGuardia College, New York, 2008.
“Early Traditional Irish-American Recordings and the Emergence of a Sub-Commercial (Peer to Peer) Musical Exchange System.” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting: Columbus, Ohio, 2007.
“Wax Cylinders, 78 RPM Records and the Sub-Commercial Exchange of American Irish Music.” American Conference for Irish Studies Annual Meeting, CUNY, 2007.
“Wax Cylinders, 78 RPM Records and the Atlantic Migrations of Irish-American Music.” Carolina Lowlands Atlantic World Conference, College of Charleston, South Carolina, 2007.
“Representing Traditional Irish Music in New York’s Lower East Side: Live at Mona’s.” Changing Ireland Conference, New England Region of the American Conference for Irish Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 2006.
“Nature as Performance: Soundscape Design at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.” Music and Nature Conference, University of Syracuse, New York, 2006.
“Irish Music Goes Underground: 30 Years of New York’s Blarney Star Concert Series.” MACSEM 25th Anniversary Conference, Hunter College, New York, 2006.
“The Lone Piper: The NYPD Emerald Society Bagpipe Band’s Contribution to Line-of- Duty Funerals.” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Estes Park, Colorado, 2002.
“Conversation and Collaboration: American Studies and Museum Studies.” Roundtable, American Studies and Museum Studies in Conversation, Museum of the City of New York, 2002.
“Green on the Inside and Blue on the Outside: Irish Identity in the NYPD Emerald Society Bagpipe Band.” New York at the Crossroads Conference, New York University, 2002.
“Soundscapes and Representation at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.” Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 2000.