Anthony Kwame Harrison, Music Colloquium

Friday, April 14 - 3:30 PM

On Friday, April 14th Anthony Kwame Harrison will present a colloquium titled Music that Brings Us Together and Music that Keeps us Apart in 142 Wilson Hall at the University of Virginia.  This event is free and open to the public.

Professor Harrison writes: "Building on my earlier work surrounding hip hop, college radio, and racial inclusion in higher education, I will discuss two concepts I have been developing—sonic belonging and sonic estrangement—that I believe underscore the unacknowledged importance of music to current DEI efforts."

Anthony Kwame Harrison is the Edward S. Diggs Professor in Humanities and Professor of Sociology, with a joint appointment in Africana Studies, at Virginia Tech. His areas of research include popular music studies, Black creative practices, qualitative research methodologies, and the racialized construction of social space. He is author of two books—Hip Hop Underground (Temple University Press, 2009) and Ethnography (Oxford University Press, 2018)—and co-edited Race in the Marketplace: Crossing Critical Boundaries (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). Kwame is Past President of the General Anthropology Division of the American Anthropological Association. He is currently Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Race In the Marketplace (RIM) Research Network.  Kwame’s multi-model scholarship—including writings, illustrations, a musical essay, and a co-produced film—is featured in a 2019 special issue of the French, arts-based journal Dysfunction.

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA’s historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. 

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142 Wilson Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Event Type


UVA Music Department

Date / Time

Friday, April 14, 2023
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


(434) 924-3052
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