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Alyssa Mathias


Alyssa Mathias

2 East South Street

Galesburg, il 61401



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Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Years at Knox: 2022 to present

Ph.D., Ethnomusicology, 2021, UCLA
M.A., Ethnomusicology, 2013, UCLA
B.A., Music, 2009, University of Chicago

Teaching Interests

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA, 2017-2018.

Collegium of University Teaching Fellows, UCLA, 2017-2018.

Graduate Fellowship, American Research Institute of the South Caucasus, 2017.

Book review: Sylvia Angelique Alajaji, Music and the Armenian Diaspora: Searching for Home in Exile. Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies 27:140-142, 2020.

"Sound, Memory, and Political Participation at the Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration in Istanbul." In Negotiation of Differences in the Shared Urban Space, edited by Vahram Danielyan and Alina Poghosyan, 65-85. Yerevan: American University of Armenia Press, 2018.

Presenter-Facilitator, "Teaching the South Caucasus: A Workshop for Educators," sponsored by the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center's Summer Research Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. June 21-25, Champaign, IL, 2022.

Roundtable Chair, "Academic Research and Cultural Production in Times of Political Distress," sponsored by the Anatolian Ecumene Special Interest Group and the Special Interest Group for the Music of Iran and Central Asia. Society for Ethnomusicology 64th Annual Meeting, November 7-10, Bloomington, IN, 2019.

Discussant, "Armenian Music, Memorial Practices and the Global in the 21st Century." University of Michigan Armenian Studies Program Workshop, March 16, Ann Arbor, Ml.

Roundtable Participant, "Beyond the Boundaries of the Caucasus: A Transborder Discussion." Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies 49th Annual Convention, November 9-12, Chicago, IL, 2017.

"SariAghjik and Other Stories: The Promises and Pitfalls of Musical Diplomacy." Lecture sponsored by the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus, September 8, Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan, Armenia, 2017.

Professional Affiliations
American Research Institute of the South Caucasus
International Council for Traditional Music
Society for Armenian Studies
Society for Ethnomusicology

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