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In progress: Ambivalent Listening: Music, Race, and Slavery in the British Colonial Caribbean


Hearing Race, Sounding Freedom: Black Practices of Listening, Ear-Training, and Music-Making in the British Colonial Caribbean (University of Pennsylvania, 2021)

Articles and Chapters


“The Uses and Reuses of Ephemeral Colonial Print in Black Households.” In Glenda Goodman, & Rhae Lynn Barnes (Eds.), American Contact: Intercultural Encounter and the History of the Book. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming 2024.

“Enslaved Violinists in the British Colonial Caribbean.” In Erin Johnson-Williamsm Roe-Min Kok, and Yvonne Liao (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Music Colonialism. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2024.


“‘The influence of Melody upon man in the wild state of nature’: Enslaved Parishioners, Anglican Violence, and Racialized Listening in a Jamaica Parish. Journal of the Society for American Music 15, no. 3 (2021): 268-286.

“Racialized Selves and Musical Sources in the Archives of Slavery.” In colloquy "Early American Music and the Construction of Race" convened by Glenda Goodman and Rhae Lynn Barnes. Journal of the American Musicological Society 74, no. 3 (2021): 592-600.

“Angels in the Archive: Animating the Past in Written on Skin.” In James Cook, Alexander Kolassa, & Adam Whittaker (Eds.), Recomposing the Past: Early Music on Stage and Screen (pp. 174-187). London: Routledge, 2018.


“Katherine McKittrick. Dear Science and Other Stories. Durham: Duke University Press, 2021.” Antipode Online: A Radical Journal of Geography, 1-4 (2022). Retrieved from

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