School of Music
Jennifer L. Campbell specializes in twentieth-century American music, focusing on composers Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, and Paul Bowles. She holds a Ph.D. in music theory and history and a M.A. in historical musicology from the University of Connecticut. Her dissertation delves into American musical diplomacy of the early 1940s, chronicling the role music and musicians played in the U.S. government’s attempt to shape inter-American relationships. Dr. Campbell is a regular presenter on the national and international stage and has shared her research at the annual meetings of the Society for American Music, the American Musicological Society, the Society for Ethnomusicology, as well as at special gatherings such as the Composing American Opera Symposium (2015), the International Musicological Society Congress (2012), the Paul Bowles Centennial Conference in Lisbon, Portugal (2010) and the Culture and International History IV Conference in Cologne, Germany (2009). She frequently undertakes interdisciplinary projects, exploring connections between music, dance, art, politics, and cultural identity and has published on such topics in the journal Diplomatic History (2012), in the volume Paul Bowles—The New Generation Do You Bowles? (2014), and in the forthcoming book Meanings and Makings of Queer Dance (Oxford University Press, 2017).