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An older gentleman in a tan suit is speaking on stage with a microphone in his hand with a piano in the background. An older gentleman in a tan suit is speaking on stage with a microphone in his hand with a piano in the background.

Each of these four weekly lectures in September with renowned musicologist Frank Cooper, Frost Research Professor Emeritus, will be held at the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall. Tickets are available individually or as a four-ticket series.

The 2018 Frank Cooper Lecture Series has concluded. 
We recommend that you attend:
Kyra Gaunt Presents the Sixth Annual Robert Kelly Memorial Lecture

#MeToo + Misogynoir: How Music, Search, and New Artists Weaponize Gender Inequality on YouTube

Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall
Kyra Gaunt, guest lecturer
YouTube is the #1 music discovery channel on the mobile web, and young girls' user-generated videos tends to drive attention to its monetized content. Ethnomusicologist Kyra Gaunt presents a case study of 600 videos (2006 and 2014) to discuss how music reinforces the racialized gender oppression and sexploition of girls on YouTube.
Ethnomusicologist and social media researcher Kyra Gaunt studies gender, race, and technology from YouTube to Wikipedia. Her feminist counter-history The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop, funded by the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, won the 2007 Alan Merriam Book Prize awarded by the Society for Ethnomusicology. Her publications on kinetic orality, musical blackness, girls' musical play, and hip-hop contributed to the emergence of black girlhood studies and hip-hop feminism. She also performs operatic song, R&B, and jazz, as well as her own material as singer-songwriter
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