Jennifer C Post

Senior Lecturer

Music Bldg, Room 254

Jennifer Post joined the University of Arizona School of Music in January 2014. She earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in ethnomusicology and South Asian studies at the University of Minnesota and holds an M.S. in information science from Simmons College. She has taught in the Music Department at Middlebury College in Vermont and at New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University in Wellington. In addition to teaching, she has curated collections and worked on exhibitions featuring regional American recordings and manuscripts, the field collections of British ethnomusicologist John Blacking, and was founding curator for collections in Asia, Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa for the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. With her varied experience she has taught a wide range of introductory and advanced level courses including music in world cultures, musics of Asia and the Middle East, vernacular musics in North America, and musical traditions in Africa, as well as topical courses that include the study of musical instruments, music and politics, gender and music, and music, ecology and sustainability.


Recent publications

Post, Jennifer C. 2021. “Threatened Soundscapes of Mongolia.” Sensate Journal 7

Post, Jennifer, C. Rebecca Dirksen, Michael Silvers, Aaron, and Mark Pedelty. 2021. "Disciplinary Entanglements in Ecomusicology." SEM Newsletter 55/1: 9-25.

Post, Jennifer C. 2020. “21st Century Trading Routes in Mongolia: Changing Pastoral Soundscapes and Lifeways.” Silk Roads: From Local Realities to Global Narratives (J. Lerner and Y. Shi, eds.), 177-196. Oxbow Press.

Post, Jennifer. 2019. “Songs, Settings, Sociality: Biodiversity and Wellbeing in the Altai Sayan Ecoregion of Mongolia.” Journal of Ethnobiology 39/3: 371-91

Post, Jennifer C. 2019. “Tonewood, Skin, and Bone: Lutes and Local Ecologies along Eurasian Trading Routes.” Plucked Lutes of the Silk Road: The Interaction of Theory and Practice from Antiquity to Contemporary Performance (L. Witzleben and Xiao Mei eds.), 3-21. Shanghai Conservatory of Music Press.

Post, Jennifer C. 2019. “Place Names and Kazakh Song Making in the Western Mongolian Steppes.” The Changing World Language Map (S. D. Brunn and R. Kehrein, eds.), 685-705. Cham: Springer International.

Post, Jennifer C., and Bryan C. Pijanowski. 2019. "Coupling Scientific and Humanistic Approaches to Address Wicked Environmental Problems of the Twenty-first Century: Collaborating in an Acoustic Community Nexus." MUSICultures 45/1-2: 71-91.

Post, Jennifer C. 2019. “Climate Change, Mobile Pastoralism and Cultural Heritage in Western Mongolia.” Cultural Sustainability: Music, Media, Language, Advocacy (T. Cooley and G. Barz, eds.). University of Illinois Press.

Emberly, Andrea, and Jennifer C. Post. 2019. “Sharing John Blacking: Repatriation and Reunification of a Historical Ethnomusicological Collection.”  Musical Repatriation: Open Dialogues about Sonic Heritage. Oxford University Press.

Post, Jennifer C, ed. 2017. Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader, Volume II (editor and author). Routledge Press 2017.

Post, Jennifer C. 2017. “Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Mobile Pastoralism and Musical Expression in Western Mongolia.” In Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader Volume II. Routledge Press.

Forthcoming publications

Post, Jennifer C. 2021. “Ecology, Mobility and Music in Western Mongolia.” Diverse Environmentalisms (J. H. McDowell et al., ed.). Indiana University Press.

Post, Jennifer C., Sunmin Yoon, and Charlotte D'Evelyn, eds. 2022. Mongolian Sound Worlds. University of Illinois Press.

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It has been a whole new world, a dream come true, and I cannot wait to continue learning and growing, become stronger, and perform with the incredible Giordano Dance Chicago, who I call my family, as we enter our 60th season!

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