Deirdre Loughridge, Musicology Ph.D. '11, Receives Institute for Advanced Study Membership


Deirdre Loughridge has been awarded a membership at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ for her book project Sounding Human.


The book examines human vs. machine configurations in music, beginning with mid eighteenth-century formulations of “the human” in connection with music-making and extending to the recent rise of cyborg and posthumanist theory in the popular music press. The project aims to illuminate ongoing processes of constructing human/nonhuman boundaries, the consequences of those boundaries, and the importance of music to experiencing and transforming them. She will be in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in 2019-20.


Congratulations, Deirdre!