Come listen to Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth (Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Folklore Studies) present on “Sonic Materials, Craft Landscapes, and Engaging the Material Voice.”
Jasper holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Kentucky, where he defended his dissertation, “Finding the Singing Spruce: Craft Labor, Global Forests, and Musical Instrument Makers in Appalachia.” Dr. Waugh-Quasebarth has also worked with the Smithsonian Institution on their Asian Cultural History Program at the National Museum of Natural History. He has conducted Comparative fieldwork on instrument making in Appalachia and the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.
Read more about Jasper's work here.
This is the third in a series of Comparative Studies Colloquia for 2019-2020.