• Eric Usner
Adjunct Assistant Professor of American Studies and Music

Trained in music history, ethnomusicology, dance ethnology and anthropology, I have broad interests in performance and expressive culture and in arts in the public sphere. I’ve conducted ethnographic work on the swing music and dance revival in the U.S. and the culture of classical music in contemporary Vienna. My teaching and research explores engaged and collaborative scholarship, dialogic pedagogy, community-based learning, and experiential education. I’ve taught the historical, cultural, and ethnographic study of music at UC-Riverside, NYU, Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Vienna, The University of Chicago, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, & the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. I’ve been offering courses at F&M since 2014 in American Studies (America Eats: Food, Culture, & Sustainability; American Music Politics; The Music of Working America);  Music (Listening to Refugees in G/local PA aka, Intro to World Music; Music along the Mississippi; Music in Cultural Perspective) the Connections Curriculum (Things: The Social Life of Objects; Music and the Environment; The Past, Present, and Future of Food), and, with Eve Bratman, co-taught The Political Ecology of Agriculture and Food in Environmental Studies. In the spring 2020 I’ll be offering two new course in American Studies, Intro to American Studies: What is America(n)? and American Nature: Identity, Culture, Sustainability.

Academia.edu profile: https://fandm.academia.edu/EricMartinUsner

Website: https://ericusner.wixsite.com/lebenskunst