Aleysia Whitmore

Aleysia Kristine Whitmore

Assistant Professor

What I do

Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology



Professional Biography

Aleysia K. Whitmore is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology and the Faculty Affiliate for The Spirituals Project at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. Her research focuses on the world music industry, globalization, and cultural policy. Her book, World Music and the Black Atlantic (Oxford University Press 2020), analyzes how musicians, industry actors, and audiences create, promote, and consume West African and Cuban musics in the world music industry. Her current book project, Sounds of a Porte Ouverte, examines how cultural policies engage with cultural diversity in southeastern France. She is also conducting research on The Spirituals Project, community music making, and social justice in Denver. She has taught popular music, world music, and classical music courses at Brown University, Boston College, the University of Miami, and the University of Colorado Denver. She holds a BMus from the University of Toronto and AM and PhD degrees in ethnomusicology from Brown University.


  • Ph.D., Ethnomusicology, Brown University, 2014
  • MA, Ethnomusicology, Brown University, 2010
  • BM, Ethnomusicology, University of Toronto, 2008

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Brown Executive Scholars Training Program
  • Teaching Certificate