The Department of Music will host a guest lecture by music studies scholar Gavin Lee Tuesday, May 2, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. via Zoom.
Lee, whose studies are at the intersection of global musical modernisms, queer and decolonial theory, affect, posthumanism, and musical Asias, will present “Global History Helps Us to Understand How Colonization Shaped Music.”
Lee’s work has been published by the Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Current Musicology, Music Theory Spectrum, Music Analysis and Routledge. An assistant professor at Soochow University, China, Lee is the founding co-chair of the AMS Global East Asian Music Research study group and the SMT Global Interculturalism and Musical Peripheries group, and serves in the leadership of LGBTQ+ committees across the music societies.
Addressing the complexity of global history and cultural expressions, Lee’s work challenges the boundaries of contemporary musicological discourse and works to re-imagine and transcend boundaries, occasioning more critical and inclusive conversations and praxis.