Dr. Stephanie Shonekan, co-editor of Black Lives Matter and Music, a forthcoming book from Indiana University Press, is slated to speak on the Indiana University Bloomington campus on Thursday, November 2.
Dr. Stephanie Shonekan is Chair of the Department of Black Studies and Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Black Studies at the University of Missouri. She will present her paper, titled "American Anthem: An Examination of the Significance of the National Anthem for African American Identity and Nationhood" from 3:30 to 5:00 pm in the Hoagy Carmichael Room of Morrison Hall.
Dr. Shonekan's forthcoming book from Indiana University Press, titled Black Lives Matter and Music, will be available fall 2018 will be the first book in the new IU Press series Activist Encounters in Folklore and Ethnomusicology. Based off panels presented at the American Folklore Society Annual Meetings, Black Lives Matter and Music is an accessibly written tool for scholars and students in higher education that uses case studies to help readers understand various aspects of the Black Lives Matter movement. Each chapter of the book focuses on a particular case study related to music and the Black Lives Matter movement with the goal of inspiring and facilitating productive dialogues among scholars, students, and the communities they study.