12@12: Dr. Jasmine Henry

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 12pm–12.12pm

12:00 PM A talk in 12-minutes on Songs for Ritual and Remembrance Dr. Jasmine Henry (she/her) is a musicologist and sound engineer specializing in twentieth and twenty-first-century African American popular music. Her research interests include Black electronic dance music and club cultures, DIY and independent music production, Afrofuturism, and the historiography of African American music. Her teaching and research engage with the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology, sound studies, performance studies, critical race theory, and urban geography. Her recent articles and reviews on popular music, race, and production appear in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Journal of the Society for American Music, and Popular Culture Studies Journal. Henry has presented on topics ranging from critical race issues at the GRAMMYs, Frank Ocean’s sonic aesthetics, DIY hip-hop recording studios, music history pedagogy, and live Jersey Club music performances at national and international conferences. She has won multiple prizes based on her presentations including the University of North Texas’ Graham Phipps, Society for American Music’s Mark Tucker, and the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Dance, Movement, and Gesture Section’s Clara Henderson (honorable mention) awards. Henry holds degrees in sound engineering, music management, and musicology from William Paterson University and Rutgers University. Prior to her appointment at Penn, she served as a Predoctoral Teaching Fellow at William Paterson University and Future of Music Faculty Fellow at the Cleveland Institute of Music.