CDHI Visiting Speaker Series: Allie Martin on Black Sonic Life
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Allie Martin is an ethnomusicologist and artist from Prince George’s County, Maryland. She is currently an assistant professor at Dartmouth College in the Music Department and the Cluster for Digital Humanities and Social Engagement. She received her BA in Violin Performance and Audio Production from American University, and her MA and PhD from Indiana University in Ethnomusicology with a minor in African-American and African Diaspora Studies. Her work is attuned to questions of race, sound and power.
Her forthcoming first book, Intersectional Listening: Gentrification and Black Sonic Life in Washington, DC, explores the relationships between race, sound, and gentrification in Washington, DC. Utilizing a combination of ethnographic fieldwork and digital humanities methodologies, Martin considers how African-American people in the city experience gentrification as a sonic, racialized process. Her work has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, the Society for American Music, and the American Musicological Society. Martin is the director of the Black Sound Lab at Dartmouth College, a research environment dedicated to amplifying Black life and decriminalizing Black sound through digital practice.
Professor Martin’s talk is titled: “Black Covid Care: Building Sonic Constellations of Black Life.”