Music Studies Colloquium: Amanda Minks (U of Oklahoma)
Colloquium | March 13 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Mediating Indigeneity: Henrietta Yurchenco and the Inter-American Indian Institute in 1940s Mexico
Dr. Minks focuses on the ethnographic study of music and language across cultures. Over ten years of research on the micro-politics and aesthetics of language socialization led to her monograph, Voices of Play: Miskitu Childrens Speech and Song on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (2013). In this and other projects, she has explored the relations between cultural difference and social inequality, illuminating the everyday practices and institutional structures that reproduce and transform selves and societies. Shifting these concerns to a historical lens, she is currently researching a book tentatively titled Aesthetic Interventions: Music and Cultural Politics in Inter-American Affairs.