Reynolds, Dean

Reynolds, Dean

Dean Reynolds
M.Phil. Department of Music, CUNY Graduate Center, 2013
M.A. Department of Music, City College of New York, 2012
B.A. Department of Music, Princeton University, 2007

Dean is a Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology at the CUNY Graduate Center and is currently writing his dissertation on the influence of new recording technologies, digital media, and online publics on jazz musicians and listeners in New York City. He has also worked on the music of Jamaica, including reggae and the music of the Afro-Christian Revival religion. While concentrating on the cultural study of music, Dean is also a double bassist, and he fosters a well-rounded approach to the study of music, including improvising, composing, listening, sharing, and discussing.
Courses Taught:
Music of Latin America
Global Perspectives on Music
Recent Publications:
“Representations of Youth and Political Consciousness in the Music of Bob Marley.” Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas 43/2 (2010), 237-242.

Research Interests:
Black music of the Americas
Diaspora and transnationalism
Race and racism
Popular media
Professional Affiliations:
Society for Ethnomusicology
Center for Black Music Research
American Anthropological Association
International Association for the Study of Popular Music
Recent Presentations/Exhibits:
“‘Reload!’: Remixing Live Dancehall Reggae.” Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Philadelphia, PA (29 March 2014).
“Feel It In the One Drop: Music and Movement in Roots Reggae.” Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Charlottesville, VA (13 March 2010).
Awards and Honors:
Dissertation Scholarship, 2013, Baisley Powell Elebash Fund
Graduate Teaching Fellowship, 2011-2013, CUNY Graduate Center
Doctoral Students Research Grant, 2011-2012, CUNY Graduate Center

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