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Nicole Muffitt

Graduate Student

Sociology

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Building & Room:

4176A BSB

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Previous degrees:

M.A. Ethnomusicology, 2019, Kent State University
B.M. Music Education, BM Trombone Performance, 2016, Kent State University



Specialty Areas:
Identity; Gender; Sexuality; Ethnicity; Work, Organizations, Economy

Research interests:

As an ethnomusicologist, I have explored the ways in which music reinforces individual and community identities. My master's thesis, Performing Desi: Music and Identity Performance in South Asian A Cappella explored the negotiation of ethnicity and nationality using music performance as a stage to perform this dual identity. In sociology, I am interested in culture, organizations, and economics, specifically how cultural products are assigned value and adjudicated. I am also interested in the way culture is produced and used to define individuals and groups.