• Profile:

    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.

    Degrees Held:

    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

    Professional Affiliations:

    Society for Ethnomusicology
    Center for Black Music Research
    American Anthropological Association
    International Association for the Study of Popular 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

    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