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

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

“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, 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, 2019.

"Coupling Scientific and Humanistic Approaches to Address Wicked Environmental Problems of the Twenty-first Century: Collaborating in an Acoustic Community Nexus." (with co-author B. Pijanowski) MUSICultures 45/1-2 (2019): 71-91.

“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, 2019.

“Sharing John Blacking: Repatriation and Reunification of a Historical Ethnomusicological Collection.”  (with co-author A. Emberly) Musical Repatriation: Open Dialogues about Sonic Heritage (F. Gunderson and B. Woods, eds.), 2019.

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

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

“Climate Change and Cultural Heritage in Western Mongolia.” Leonardo Journal, 2017.

“Ecomusicology, Ethnomusicology, and Soundscape Ecology: Scientific and Musical Responses to Sound Study.” (with co-author M. Guyette) Current Directions in Ecomusicology: Music, Nature, Environment (A. Allen and K. Dawe, eds.). New York: Routledge Press, 2015.

“Musical Instruments in Contemporary Archives and Museums: Reviewing, Reconstructing and Reinterpreting Musical Information.” Research, Records and Responsibility (A. Harris et al., eds.). Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2015.

“Performing Transition in Mongolia: Repatriation and Loss in the Music of Kazakh Mobile Pastoralists.” Yearbook for Traditional Music 46: 43-61, 2014.

“Musical Instruments.” Oxford Bibliographies in Music (B. Gustafson, ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Ethnomusicology: A Research and Information Guide. Rev. ed. London; New York: Routledge Press, 2011.

Forthcoming publications

“Twenty-first 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, 2020.

“Ecology, Mobility and Music in Western Mongolia.” Diverse Environmentalisms (J. H. McDowell, ed.). Indiana University Press.

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